Ugarov, Aleksandr Ivanovich

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Ugarov, Aleksandr Ivanovich


Born Aug. 31 (Sept. 13), 1900, in the village of Bogorodskoe, now the city of Noginsk, Moscow Oblast; died Feb. 25,1939. Soviet party figure. Member of the Communist Party from 1918. Son of an office worker.

In 1918 and 1919, Ugarov was an economist in the All-Russian Council of the National Economy and secretary of the Sush-chevsko-Mar’inskii raion committee of the RCP(B). From 1919 to 1921 he conducted political work in the Red Army, and from 1921 to 1923 he conducted party work in Moscow. Between 1923 and 1926, Ugarov attended the Institute of the Red Professors, and in 1926 he began teaching at the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute. Subsequently he became deputy director of agitation and propaganda and head of the cultural division of the Leningrad oblast committee of the ACP(B). At the same time, he was editor of the newspaper Leningradskaia Pravda. In 1932, Ugarov was made head of the cultural and propaganda division and secretary of the Leningrad city committee of the ACP(B). In 1938 he was first secretary of the Moscow committee and the Moscow city committee of the ACP(B).

Ugarov was a delegate to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Congresses of the ACP(B). In 1934 he was elected a candidate member of the Central Committee of the ACP(B).

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