Noskov, Vladimir Aleksandrovich
Born Apr. 23 (May 5), 1878, in Yaroslavl; died May 2(15), 1913, in Khabarovsk. Participant in the Russian revolutionary movement.
The son of a merchant, Noskov joined the revolutionary movement in the 1890’s. He was arrested in 1898 in connection with the activities of the St. Petersburg Union of Struggle for the Emancipation of the Working Class and was exiled first to Yaroslavl and then to Voronezh. Noskov was one of the organizers of the Northern Workers’ Union. In 1902 he emigrated, worked on the editorial staff of Iskra, and headed the office for Iskra’s delivery from abroad that was located in Vilnius. He was a delegate to the second congress of the RSDLP in 1903. Chairman of the committee responsible for drawing up the party rules, Noskov delivered the committee’s report to the congress. A Bolshevik, he was elected to the central committee. After the congress, he took a conciliationist position toward the Men-sheviks and opposed the convocation of a third party congress in 1905. Noskov worked for the party in Kiev, Ivanovo-Voznesensk, and Yaroslavl. After 1907 he ceased his party activities.