Petr Shcherbakov

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Shcherbakov, Petr Petrovich


Born Apr. 7 (19), 1887, in Moscow Province; died Oct. 27 (Nov. 9), 1917, in Moscow. Participant in the struggle for Soviet power in Moscow. Member of the Communist Party from 1911.

The son of a weaver, Shcherbakov in 1908 became a factory worker in Moscow, where he conducted revolutionary work. In 1915 he was named secretary of the Lefortovo raion committee of the RSDLP. He was exiled to Irkutsk Province in 1916, but in April 1917 he became a member of the Blagushe-Lefortovo raion committee of the RSDLP(B) in Moscow and a deputy to the raion soviet. Shcherbakov was a member of the presidium of the Trade Union of Moscow Textile Workers, chairman of the administrative board of the raion division of the union, and one of the organizers of the Red Guards in the raion. During the October Days of 1917 he organized the provision of medical care for the Red Guards of Lefortovo Raion. He died during the fighting against the cadets of the Aleksei Military School.

Shcherbakov is buried in Red Square near the Kremlin Wall.


Geroi Oktiabria. [Moscow, 1967.]
Abramov, A. S. U Kremlevskoi steny. Moscow, 1974.
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