Mikhail Lashevich

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Delegates VIII. Congress of the RKP(b)

Mikhail Mikhailovich Lashevich (Russian: Михаил Михайлович Лашевич; 1884, Odessa, Russian Empire – August 30, 1928, Kharbin, China), also known under the name Gaskovich,[1] was a Soviet military and party leader, and member of Bolshevik Russian Social Democratic Labour Party since 1901.[2]

After the October Revolution he held various higher military, party and governmental posts.[2]

Once Joseph Stalin started to rise to power, Lashevich sided with Leon Trotsky. As a result, he was removed from central posts and sent to Kharbin to serve as deputy chairman of the Chinese Eastern Railway (1926-1928). In 1927, at the 15th Congress of the VKP(b), he was expelled from the Party, together with other Trotskyites. In 1928, after he renounced from opposition, his party membership was restored.[2]

In August 1928 he was reported to have been arrested by Chinese authorities in connection with the Barga uprising at Hulunbuir, which was led by Merse.[3]

Some claim that he committed suicide, others claim he died in car accident.[2]

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