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Il’ia Ionovich Ionov

censor , Revolutionary

Il’ia Ionov, USSR Revolutionary, censor.

Background

Ionov, Il’ia was born in 1887.

Career

Early involvement in revolutionary activity. Spent several years imprisoned in Schluesselburg fortress. In the 1920s, a Proletkult poet and head of Gosizdat (State Publishing House), where he eagerly promoted the party line.

Later became a victim of Stalin’s purges.