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Mikhail Vasil’evich Krivoshlvkov

Guerilla leader

Mikhail Krivoshlvkov, USSR Guerilla leader.

Background

Krivoshlvkov, Mikhail was born on December 3, 1894 in Ushakov (now Krivoshlykov) near Rostov-on-Don. Son of a blacksmith.

Career

During World War I, became one of the best-known communist organizers among the Cossacks at the front. During the Civil War, became head of the Don Cossack Revolutionary Committee, 1918. Took part in the suppression of an anticommunist Cossack uprising in the North of Don Oblast’.

Taken prisoner by White Cossack detachments and executed (hanged) at khutor Ponomarev.