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Ian Borisovich Gamarnik

Ian Gamarnik, USSR Politician, political officer.

Background

  • Gamarnik, Ian was born on June 2, 1884 in Zhitomir.

  • Education

    • Studied law at Kiev University.

    Career

    • Involved in revolutionary activity from 1913. During the Civil War, organizer of the Communist underground in the Ukraine, later a high-ranking political commissar in the Red Army. After the Civil War, had several party posts in the Ukraine and the Far East, 1920-1928.

      Secretary of the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party in Belorussia, 1928. Head of the political administration of the Red Army and editor of the military newspaper Krasnaia Zvezda from October 1929. Deputy Minister of Defence, Deputy Chairman of the Revolutionary Military Council of the USSR, June 1930.

      Caught up in the Stalinist purge of the Red Army along with Marshal Tukhachevskii and other military leaders. Committed suicide (shot himself) in Moscow while awaiting arrest.

    Religion

    As long as the public believes in religion, they will not attempt to make any genuine effort to understand and overcome the real source of their suffering.

    Views

    Communist Party is the leading force of Soviet society, and the nucleus of all state and public organizations.

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    Born June 2, 1884
    Died May 31, 1937
    (aged 52)
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