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Andrei Sergeevich Bubnov

educationalist , politician , Revolutionary

Andrei Bubnov, USSR Revolutionary, politician, educationalist.


Bubnov, Andrei was born on April 4, 1883 in Ivanovo-Voznesensk. Son of a textile factory director.


Elected to the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party on the eve of the October Revolution 1917. Commissar of all Petrograd railway stations during the take-over in 1917. Leftwing communist, 1918.

During the Civil War, held several high administrative positions in the Ukraine, 1918-1919. Took part in the suppression of the Kronstadt sailors revolt, 1921. Head of the Agitprop of the Central Committee, 1922-1923.

At first a Trotskyite, later supported Stalin. After Trotsky’s defeat, appointed head of the political administration of the Red Army, 1924-1929, replacing Antonov-Ovseenko. Secretary of the Central Committee of the Bolshevik Party, 1925.

Minister of Education of RSFSR, replacing Lunacharskii, 1929-1937, and responsible for the school reforms of the 1930s. Arrested, died in the Gulag camps. Rehabilitated under Khrushchev.