Nikolai Shumilov

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Shumilov, Nikolai Vasil’evich


Born 1875 in Zlatoust; died Jan. 19,1919, in Tashkent. Participant in the revolutionary movement in Russia; one of the Turkestan commissars who were murdered in 1919 (seeTURKESTAN COMMISSARS). Member of the Communist Party from 1904.

The son of a worker, Shumilov himself was a worker. During the Revolution of 1905–07, he was a member of the Zlatoust committee of the RSDLP, commander of a fighting druzhina (armed detachment of workers or other democratic elements), and a member of the Kurgan committee of the RSDLP. In 1913 he was sentenced to permanent exile in Eastern Siberia.

After the February Revolution of 1917, Shumilov served on the Tashkent party committee, and in September he became a member of the executive committee of the Tashkent soviet. In 1918 he was deputy people’s commissar of railroads of the Turkestan Republic, a member of the local revolutionary military committee, and chairman of the Tashkent soviet. Shumilov died during the Tashkent Anti-Soviet Revolt of 1919.


Revoliutsionery, vozhaki mass. Tashkent, 1967. Pages 54–68.
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