Levon Mirzoyan

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Levon Isayevich Mirzoyan
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First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Kazakh SSR
In office
December 5, 1936 – May 3, 1938
Preceded by None (Position created)
Succeeded by Nikolay Skvortsov
Secretary of the Kazakh Regional Committee All-Union Communist Party
In office
February, 1933 – December 5, 1936
Preceded by Filipp Goloshchyokin
Succeeded by None (Position abolished)
Personal details
Born December 1887
Ashan Village, Shusha District, Elisabethpol Governorate, Russian Empire (now part of Azerbaijan)
Died February 26, 1939(1939-02-26) (aged 51)
Nationality Armenian
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Spouse(s) Yulia Tevossian

Levon Isayevich Mirzoyan was the Secretary of Communist Party of the Azeri SSR from January 21, 1926 to August 5, 1929 and the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Kazakh SSR from December 5, 1936 to May 3, 1938. He was executed during the Great Purge.


He was born in Ashan village of Shusha District of Elisabethpol Governorate in a peasant family, an Armenian by nationality. In 1917 he joined the RSDLP. In 1926-1929 first secretary of the CP of Azerbaijan. In the 1929-1933 Secretary of the Perm okruzhkoma, then the 2nd Secretary of the Ural Regional Committee of the CPSU. Since 1933 1st Secretary of the Regional Committee of the Party of Kazakhstan. In 1937, the 1st secretary of the Communist Party (Bolshevik) of Kazakhstan. He was member of the CEC of the USSR.

In 1938, Mirzoyan, sent a telegram to Stalin and Molotov, in which he expressed his disagreement with the decision to move the Koreans deported to Kazakhstan in 1936 from Primorye, the southern part of the republic in the north, where they could engage in rice cultivation. He also received a Stalin and Yezhov, expressed his doubts about the working methods of the NKVD (name of Soviet Secret Service later referred to as the KGB). In the Summer of 1938 Mirzoyan was arrested and detained in Lefortovo Prison in Moscow. On February 26, 1939 he was executed. He was rehabilitated in 1958.


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