Lazar Abramovich Shatskin

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Shatskin, Lazar’ Abramovich


Born 1902; died Jan. 10, 1937. Figure in the Soviet and international communist youth movements. Member of the Communist Party from May 1917.

Shatskin helped organize the Moscow committee of the Russian Communist League of Youth (RKSM) in 1917 and took part in the Civil War of 1918–20. From 1918 to 1922 he was a member of the Central Committee of the RKSM and served as the committee’s secretary. Between 1919 and 1921 he also served as first secretary of the Communist Youth International (KIM). He was a member of the Central Committee of the Komsomol (All-Union Lenin Communist Youth League) from 1926 to 1928. Beginning in 1928, he engaged in state and party work.

Shatskin was a delegate to the First, Fourth, and Eighth Congresses of the Komsomol and to the Eighth through Thirteenth and the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Party Congresses. At the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses he was elected to the Central Control Commission of the ACP(B). Shatskin was a delegate to the First through Third Congresses of the KIM and to the Second through Fifth Congresses of the Communist International (Comintern). Between 1919 and 1923 he served on the Executive Committee of the KIM.

In December 1930, Shatskin was removed from the Central Control Commission of the ACP(B) for factionalism.


“Il’ich i Soiuz.” In Vechno zhivoi: Vospominaniia sovremennikov o V. I. Lenine. Moscow, 1965.


Vozhaki komsomola, 2nd ed. Moscow, 1974.
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