Vladimir Pavlovich Antonov-Saratovskii

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Antonov-Saratovskii, Vladimir Pavlovich


Born July 19(31), 1884, in Saratov; died Aug. 3,1965. Soviet state and party figure. Member of the Communist Party after 1902.

Antonov-Saratovskii was born into the family of an office employee. He graduated from the law department of Moscow University. He was an active participant in the armed uprising of December 1905 in Moscow. During World War I he was a member of the Saratov Bolshevik Committee and organizer and editor of Nasha gazeta. He was arrested and exiled several times. After the revolution of February 1917 he was a member of the Saratov city committee of the RSDLP (Bolshevik) and after September chairman of the executive committee; he was one of the leaders of the armed uprising in the city and chairman of the revolutionary committee. In 1919 he was a member of the collegium of the RSFSR People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs, then chairman of the Kursk Province executive committee and chairman of the revolutionary tribunal of the 13th Army of the southern front. He took part in the suppression of A. I. Dutov’s counterrevolutionary mutiny. In 1920 he was chairman of the Donetsk Province revolutionary committee, Ukrainian SSR people’s commissar of internal affairs, and member of the Revolutionary Military Soviet of the Fourth Army. Rector of the Ia. M. Sverdlov Communist University from 1921 to 1923, he then served from 1923 to 1938 as chairman of the legislative proposals committee of the Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR and member of the Supreme Court. He was elected to the Presidium of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee. He worked in the People’s Commissariat of Justice of the RSFSR from 1939 to 1952. He was awarded the Order of Lenin.


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