Pavel Mostovenko

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Mostovenko, Pavel Nikolaevich


Born May 10 (22), 1881; died Mar. 15, 1938. Participant in the revolutionary movement in Russia. Member of the Communist Party from 1901. Son of a forester in Osa District, Perm’ Province.

Mostovenko joined the League of Struggle for the Liberation of the Working Class in 1899 while a student at the St. Petersburg Military Medical Academy; he was arrested in 1901 and exiled to Perm’. Between 1903 and 1917, Mostovenko was a member of the Nizhny Novgorod, Northern, Tver’, and Moscow committees of the RSDLP and a participant in the first conference of the RSDLP in Tammerfors (Tampere) in 1905. He was a delegate to the Fifth Party Congress in 1907. He became a member of the Petrograd soviet in 1917. Mostovenko was a delegate to the Sixth Congress of the RSDLP (Bolshevik) and a representative of the Petrograd soviet on the Rumanian Front.

During the October days of 1917, Mostovenko was a candidate member of the Moscow Military Revolutionary Committee and then chairman of the Moscow Soviet of Soldiers’ Deputies and a member of the presidium of the Moscow soviet. He engaged in underground work in the Ukraine in 1918. In 1919, Mostovenko was secretary of the Ufa provincial committee of the RCP (Bolshevik) and a representative of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee and the Central Committee of the RCP(B) for the organization of the Bashkir ASSR. He was ambassador plenipotentiary of the RSFSR to Lithuania and Czechoslovakia in 1921 and 1922. Mostovenko held high party, managerial, and administrative positions from 1923, serving as director of the Industrial Academy and a member of the northwestern bureau of the Central Committee of the ACP (Bolshevik) from 1925 to 1927 and as rector of the N. E. Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School from 1927 to 1930.


Korotaeva, L. V. “P. N. Mostovenko.” In Revoliutsionery Prikam’ia. Perm’, 1966.
Geroi Oktiabria. Moscow, 1967.
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