Mikhail Ivanovich Rogov
Rogov, Mikhail Ivanovich
(real surname Ivanov). Born November 1880, in the village of Stashina Sloboda, Bori-soglebsk District, Tambov Province; died Nov. 10, 1942, in Moscow. Participant in the revolutionary movement in Russia. Soviet statesman. Became a member of the Communist Party in 1907.
The son of a railroad employee, Rogov graduated as an external student from the faculty of law of Moscow University in 1913. In 1905 he participated in the December Armed Uprisings in Moscow. In the period 1910–11 he contributed to the Bolshevik journal Mysl’ (Thought). He was arrested and exiled. Beginning in March 1917, he worked in the Moscow Soviet and the Central Bureau of Trade Unions. He was a delegate to the Sixth Congress of the RSDLP(B). During the October days of 1917, he worked in the Moscow Military Revolutionary Committee (VRK). On November 4 (17) he was appointed VRK commissar for civil affairs (“Red Mayor”). From 1917 to 1928 he was deputy chairman of the Moscow soviet and a member of its presidium. In 1929 he was appointed deputy people’s commissar of finance of the USSR. From 1930 to 1934 he was chairman of the State Planning Commission of the RSFSR. From 1934 to 1937 he was chairman of the budget commission of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee, and he later worked on economic affairs. He was a delegate to the Eighth, Eleventh through Fifteenth, and Seventeenth Party Congresses. He was a member of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee and of its presidium and a member of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR.