Krivov, Timofeistepanovich

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Krivov, Timofeistepanovich


Born Feb. 21 (Mar. 5), 1886, in the village of Staroe Eremkino, Melekess District, Samara Province; died Aug. 16, 1966, in Moscow. Soviet state and party figure; Hero of Socialist Labor (1966). Member of the Communist Party from 1905. Son of a peasant.

Krivov was a farmhand and a worker. He studied at the Simbirsk Teachers School in 1899 and worked as a teacher. He was a participant in the Revolution of 1905–07 in Ufa and Zlatoust and a member of the fighting druzhinas. Krivov was repeatedly subjected to repression. He emigrated in January 1910. Upon his return to Russia in 1911, he was arrested and sentenced to lifelong forced labor. After the February Revolution of 1917, Krivov held party and soviet posts in Ufa and was secretary of the Urals bureau of the Central Committee of the RCP (Bolshevik) from 1920 to 1922.

In 1922 he began working as an executive instructor of the party’s Central Committee and then in the Central Control Commission of the ACP (Bolshevik). He was deputy people’s commissar of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Inspection of the RSFSR and a member of the Party Collegium of the Central Control Commission from 1927. Krivov was chief arbiter of the Council of People’s Commissars of the RSFSR in 1934–35, deputy people’s commissar of finance of the RSFSR in 1936, and a member of the central committee of the Trade Union of the workers of Municipal Enterprises from 1936. He began to receive a special pension in 1940. He was a delegate to the Tenth through Twelfth and Fourteenth through Seventeenth Party Congresses. Krivov was elected a member of the Central Control Commission at the Tenth and Twelfth through Sixteenth Congresses and a candidate member of the party’s Central Committee at the Eleventh Congress. He was awarded two Orders of Lenin.


Muratov, Kh. L, and A. G. Lipkina. T. S. Krivov. Ufa, 1968.


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