Nikolai Nikolaevich Baturin
Baturin, Nikolai Nikolaevich
(pseudonym of N. N. Zamiatin). Born Dec. 6 (18), 1877, in a settlement near Chert-kovo station on the Southeastern Railroad; died Nov. 23, 1927, in Yalta. Soviet party figure, publicist, and historian. Joined the Communist Party in 1901.
Baturin was born into the family of a railroad employee. In 1899 he was expelled from St. Petersburg University for participation in student disturbances. He conducted party work in Kiev, Tula, St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Moscow, and in the Urals. Baturin was arrested several times and lived in exile and emigration. In Geneva (1904), together with V. D. Bouch-Bruevich, P. N. Lepeshinskii, M. S. Ol’minskii, and others, he organized a library and an archive of the Central Committee of the RSDLP. In 1911–12 he was on the editorial boards of the newspapers Zvezda and Pravda. In 1918–19 he was a member of the editorial board of the newspaper Pravda and then chief of the military censorship department of the Revolutionary Military Council of the Republic. In the last years of his life Baturin was a member of the board of Istpart (Commission on Party History). He wrote several works on the history of the revolutionary movement including Outline of the History of Social Democracy in Russia (1906; 12th ed., 1926) and Outline of the History of the Labor Movement of the 1870’s and 1880’s (1923).