Kuzma Vasilevich Ryndin
Ryndin, Kuz’ma Vasil’evich
Born Aug. 11, 1893, in the village of Erale, now in Asha Raion, Cheliabinsk Oblast; died Feb. 10, 1938. Soviet party figure. Member of the Communist Party from 1915.
Son of a village tailor, Ryndin was a metalworker at various plants in the Urals. In 1917 he was chairman of the Sim raion committee of the RSDLP(B), chairman of the revolutionary committee, and a member of the Ufa provincial executive committee. From June 1918 he conducted underground work behind the White Czechs’ and Kolchak’s lines. In 1919, Ryndin was chairman of the Ufa provincial committee of the RCP(B), and a member of the provincial executive committee. In 1920 he conducted political work in the Red Army on the Western Front.
In 1921 and 1922, Ryndin was secretary of the Zlatoust district committee of the RCP(B) and chairman of the district executive committee. In 1923 he was secretary of the Lys’va raion committee of the RCP(B). He was secretary of the Nizhnii Tagil okrug committee from 1924 to 1925, the Perm’ okrug committee from 1925 to 1926, and the Ural’sk oblast committee of the ACP(B) in 1927. In 1928 he worked in the Central Committee of the ACP(B). In 1929 and 1930 he was chairman of the Moscow control commission of the ACP(B) and head of the Moscow oblast workers’ and peasants’ inspection. From 1930 to 1932 he was second secretary of the Moscow committee and the Moscow city committee of the ACP(B). In 1933 he was secretary of the party’s Nizhnii Tagil raion committee, and beginning in 1934, of the party’s Cheliabinsk oblast committee.
Ryndin was a delegate to the Tenth, Eleventh, and Thirteenth through Seventeenth Party Congresses. He was a candidate member of the Central Committee of the ACP(B) from 1924 and a member of the Central Committee from 1930. Ryndin was awarded the Order of Lenin.