Sargis Lukashin

Sargis Lukyani Lukashin (Armenian: Սարգիս Լուկյանի Լուկաշին; Russian: Сергей Лукьянович Лукашин, born Sargis Srapionyan (Սրապիոնյան); 1883 or 1885 – 1937) was an Armenian Bolshevik politician and Soviet statesman.

Sargis Lukashin
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Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of Armenia
In office
1922–1925
Preceded byAlexander Miasnikian
Succeeded bySargis Hambardzumyan
First Secretary of the
Communist Party of Armenia
In office
1921–1922
Preceded byGevork Alikhanyan
Succeeded byAshot Hovhannisyan
Personal details
Born
Sargis Srapionyan

12 January [O.S. 30 December 1882] 1883
New Nakhichevan, near Rostov-on-Don, Russian Empire
Died1937 (aged 53–54)
Unknown
NationalityArmenian
Political partyRSDLP (Bolsheviks) (1905–1918)
Russian Communist Party (1918–1937)
Alma materPetersburg University
OccupationBolshevik politician

BiographyEdit

Lukashin was born in 1883 or 1885[1] in the Armenian-populated city of New Nakhichevan near Rostov-on-Don in Russia. He studied law at the Petersburg University and graduated in 1910. At first a supporter of the Armenian Social-Democratic Labour Organization, he joined the Bolshevik Party in 1906.[2]

He participated in the Bolsheviks' armed rebellion during the October Revolution, after which he fought on the Southern Front of the Russian Civil War in the Don region. In 1918 he worked in the VCheka and as the secretary of the Moscow regional bureau of the Bolshevik Party. In 1919 he returned to the Don region and occupied various positions there until 1921.[2]

From 1921 to 1922 he was the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Armenia. Between 1922 and 1925 was the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Armenian SSR (equivalent of a Prime Minister). He oversaw the normalization of conditions and the first steps of industrialization in the Armenian SSR, which was suffering from a severe refugee crisis, famine, and disease in the early 1920's. From 1925 to 1928 he was Vice Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Transcaucasian SFSR and occupied various ministerial positions. From 1928 to 1937 he occupied various positions at the union level having to do with construction and heavy industry.[2] He was arrested and executed in 1937 during the Great Purge.[3] A number of settlements, streets, and schools in Armenia are named after him.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Borys Lewytzkyj. The Stalinist terror in the thirties: documentation from the Soviet press (Vol. 126 of Stanford University. Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.) Hoover Institution Press, 1974 ISBN 978-0817912611 p 490
  2. ^ a b c d "Լուկաշին, Սարգիս Լուկյանի". Soviet Armenian Encyclopedia. vol.4. Yerevan: Հայ սովետական հանրագիտարան հրատարակչություն. 1978. pp. 678–79.
  3. ^ "Sargis Lukashin /Srapionyan/". Government of Armenia. Retrieved 17 November 2013.