Vsevolod Balitsky

Vsevolod Apollonovych Balytsky (Ukrainian: Всеволод Аполлонович Балицький; Russian: Всеволод Аполлонович Балицкий; 27 November 1892 – 27 November 1937) was a Commissar of State Security 1st Class (equivalent to Four-star General) of the NKVD and a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

Vsevolod Balytsky
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People's Commissar for Internal Affairs of Ukraine (NKVS)
In office
15 July 1934 – 11 May 1937
Succeeded byIzrail Leplevsky
Far Eastern Commander of the NKVD
In office
April 1937 – July 1937
Preceded byTerenty Deribas
Succeeded byGenrikh Lyushkov
Personal details
Vsevolod Apollonovych Balytsky

(1892-11-27)November 27, 1892
Verkhnodniprovsk, Katerynoslav Governorate, Russian Empire
DiedNovember 27, 1937(1937-11-27) (aged 45)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Political partyRSDLP (Bolsheviks) (1915–1918)
Russian Communist Party (1918–1937)
Military service
RankRed Army ComArmy1 1940 col.png

Balytsky was born in Verkhnodniprovsk, Yekaterinoslav Governorate. Originally a Menshevik, he joined the Bolshevik Party in 1915.

He directed the NKVD of Ukraine during the Great Famine.

On 11 May 1937, he was transferred to the Far East, becoming Commander of the NKVD.

During the Great Purge he was arrested on 7 July 1937. Later, on 27 November 1937 — his 45th birthday — he was sentenced to death and shot the same day in Moscow, then buried at Kommunarka.

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