Lakoba, N. A. (Nestor Apollonovich), 1893-1936

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Birth 1893-05-01
Death 1936-12-28

Biographical notes:

Soviet communist leader.

From the description of N. A. Lakoba papers, 1922-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872772

Biographical Note

  • 1893 May 1: Born, Village of Lykhny, Abkhaziia
  • 1910 - 1911 : Studied at the seminary in Tiflis, Georgia
  • 1912: Became a member of the Russian Social Democratic party
  • 1912 - 1918 : Worked for the Russian Social Democratic party in Abkhaziia and Groznyi
  • 1918: Led the uprising against the Menshevik-dominated government of Abkhaziia Deputy chairman of the Sukhumi Military Revolutionary Committee (Georgia); organized detachments of partisan forces for combat during the Russian Civil War
  • Late 1918: Arrested and imprisoned in Sukhumi, Georgia
  • 1919: Banished from Georgia
  • 1920: Took control of the underground Bolshevik organization in the city of Batumi (Georgia)
  • 1921: Assistant chairman of the Revolutionary Committee in Abkhaziia
  • 1922: Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Abkhaziian ASSR
  • 1930 - 1936 : Chairman of the Central Executive Committee of Abkhaziia; served on the Central Executive Committee of the Georgian SSR, the Central Executive Committee of the Transcaucasian SFSR, the Central Executive Committee of the USSR and the Bureau of the Party Central Committee in Georgia. He was personally acquainted with his fellow Caucasians Joseph Stalin and Lavrentii Beriia
  • 1936 December 28: Died unexpectedly. Lakoba had an honorable burial, but was later declared an "enemy of the people"

From the guide to the N. A. (Nestor Apollonovich) Lakoba Papers, 1915-1939, (Hoover Institution Archives)


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