Yakov Zarobyan's plaque in Yerevan
|First Secretary of the Communist Party of Armenia|
|Preceded by||Suren Tovmasyan|
|Succeeded by||Anton Kochinyan|
|First Deputy Premier of the Armenian SSR|
June 1953 – July 1958
|Deputy Minister of Security of the Armenian SSR|
|Assumed office |
Hakob Nikitayi Zarobian
September 25, 1908
Artvin, Russian Empire, (now in Turkey)
|Died||April 11, 1980 (aged 71)|
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Political party||Communist party (Joined in 1932)|
Zarobyan was born in Artvin, then in the Russian Empire, now in Turkey in 1908. Together with his family, he moved further into Russia during the First World War. From 1925-1941 he worked in Kharkiv as a factory worker. In 1932 he joined the Communist party and became the Party's committee secretary of the main Kharkiv factory in 1939. In 1949 he became the head of the department of the Central Committee of the Communist party.
Then Secretary of the Yerevan City Committee of the Communist Party of Armenia in July 1950. Deputy minister of security, Armenian SSR, in April 1952. First deputy premier of Armenia, June 1953 – July 1958. First secretary of the Armenian Communist party 1960–66. He was dismissed in February 1966 partly as a result of the huge demonstrations in Yerevan in April 1965, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. He was succeeded by Anton Kochinyan in 1966.
He died in Moscow in 1980.
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