Communist Party of Armenia (Soviet Union)
The Communist Party of Armenia (Armenian: Հայաստանի կոմունիստական կուսակցություն, Russian: Коммунистическая партия Армении) was a branch of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union within Armenian SSR, and as such, the sole ruling party in Armenian SSR.
|Split from||Union of Armenian Social Democrats|
|Succeeded by||Democratic Party of Armenia|
The Union of Armenian Social Democrats was founded in 1902. It split into a Bolshevik and Menshevik faction. The Bolshevik faction became the Communist Party of Armenia in 1920. Many of its leaders were accused of being Trotskyists or Dashnakist and executed in 1937.
Dissolution and successionEdit
It was dissolved in 1991, and its leadership established the Democratic Party of Armenia. The same year, the new Armenian Communist Party was established under the leadership of Sergey Badalyan, which considered itself the successor of the Soviet Communist Party of Armenia.
The title of the leader of the party almost always was "First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Armenia".
|Entered office||Left office||Name||Post|
|December 1920||May 1921||Gevorg Sargisovich Alikhanian||First Secretary of the CC|
|May 1921||January 1922||Askanaz Arutyunovich Mravian||Ai General Secretary|
|January 1922||6 July 1927||Ashot Ioannisyan||First Secretary of the CC|
|6 July 1927||8 April 1928||Hayk A. Hovsepian||First Secretary of the CC|
|8 April 1928||7 May 1930||Arshakovich Kostanian||First Secretary of the CC|
|7 May 1930||9 July 1936||Aghasi Khanjian||First Secretary of the CC|
|21 September 1936||23 September 1937||Amatuni Amatuni||First Secretary of the CC|
|23 September 1937||28 November 1953||Grigor Harutyunyan||First Secretary of the CC|
|28 November 1953||28 December 1960||Suren Tovmasyan||First Secretary of the CC|
|28 December 1960||5 February 1966||Yakov Zarobyan||First Secretary of the CC|
|5 February 1966||27 November 1974||Anton Kochinyan||First Secretary of the CC|
|27 November 1974||21 May 1988||Karen Demirchian||First Secretary of the CC|
|21 May 1988||5 April 1990||Suren Harutyunyan||First Secretary of the CC|
|5 April 1990||30 November 1990||Vladimir Movsisyan||First Secretary of the CC|
|30 November 1990||May 1991||Stepan Pogosyan||First Secretary of the CC|
|May 1991||September 1991||Aram Sarkisian||First Secretary of the CC|
The party published the daily newspaper Sovetakan Hayastan (Soviet Armenia) and the monthly magazine Leninyan Ugiov (Lenin's Way).
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