First Secretary of the Karelian Communist Party

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The First Secretary of the Karelian regional branch of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was the position of highest authority in the Karelian ASSR (1923–1940, 1956–1991) in the Russian SFSR, and in the Karelo-Finnish SSR (1940–1956) of the Soviet Union. The position was created in 1921, and abolished in August 1991. The First Secretary was a de facto appointed position usually by the Politburo or the General Secretary himself.

List of First Secretaries of the Karelian Communist Party[edit]

Name Term of Office Life years
Start End
First Secretaries of the Communist Party[a]
Vasily Kudzhyev 1921 1922 1889–1976
Johan Emil Jarvisalo 1922 May 1929 1888–1929
Gustav Rovio June 19, 1929 August 21, 1935 1887–1938
Petr Irklis August 21, 1935 July 25, 1937 1887–1937
Mihail Nikolsky[b] July 1937 September 1937 1902–1938
Nikolay Ivanov[c] September 1937 June 1938 1896–?
Gennady Kupriyanov[d] June 1938 January 24, 1950 1905–1979
Aleksandr Kondakov January 24, 1950 September 27, 1950 1908–1951
Aleksandr Yegorov September 27, 1950 August 16, 1955 1904–1988
Leonid Lubennikov August 16, 1955 September 1958 1910–1988
Ivan Senkin September 1958 April 18, 1984 1915–1986
Vladimir Stepanov April 18, 1984 November 30, 1989 1927–
Nikolay Kiryanov November 30, 1989 August 1991 1940–

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Communist Party of the Karelo-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic [KFCP] from March 31, 1940 to July 16, 1956
  2. ^ Acting
  3. ^ Acting
  4. ^ In Russian SFSR exile 1941–1944

See also[edit]

Source[edit]

  • [1] World Statesmen.org