Vladimir Baryshnikov

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Baryshnikov, Vladimir Arkhipovich


Born 1889 in Orekhovo-Zuevo; died 1919. Revolutionary figure. Member of the Communist Party from 1905. As a textile worker Baryshnikov was one of the organizers of the November strike of 70,000 textile workers in Orekhovo-Zuevo in 1905. He engaged in Party work in Moscow and other cities and was repeatedly subjected to repression. In March 1917 he became secretary of the raion committee of Orekhovo-Zuevo and a member of the Moscow okrug committee of the RSDLP (Bolshevik). He was a member of the executive committee of the Moscow Province soviet; Baryshnikov was mayor and a member of the executive committee of the city soviet, chief of staff of the Red Guard, and chairman of the revolutionary committee of Orekhovo-Zuevo. He was a delegate to the sixth congress of the RSDLP (Bolshevik). Leading a Red Guard detachment from Orekhovo-Zuero, he took part in the October Armed Uprising in Moscow. After the October Revolution of 1917 he became a member of the Moscow Province committee of the Party, deputy chairman of the Moscow Province executive committee, and a member of the All-Union Executive Committee. In 1918 on the Eastern Front he was a brigade commissar; in 1919 on the Southern Front he was a member of the revolutionary military soviet of the Ninth and Eighth Armies. In September 1919 he was taken prisoner by Mamontov’s white cossacks, and after being tortured he was hanged.

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