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Georgii Ippolitovich Lomov-Opokov

politician

Georgii Lomov-Opokov, USSR Politician.

Background

Lomov-Opokov, Georgii was born on February 5, 1888 in Saratov. Son of a nobleman.

Career

Joined the Bolsheviks, 1903. Before World War I, on party underground work in Moscow and Petersburg. Exiled to Arkhangel’sk, 1910.

Released, graduated in law from Petersburg University, 1913. Exiled to Siberia, 1916. After the Bolshevik take-over, 1st Peoples Commissar (minister) of Justice, 1918.

Later joined the leftwing communists. During the Civil War, active in Siberia and the Urals. Member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Ukrainian Communist Party, 1926-1929.