First Secretary of the Abkhaz Communist Party

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The First Secretary of the Abkhaz regional branch of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was the position of highest authority in the SSR Abkhazia (1921–1931) and the Abkhaz ASSR (1931–1991) in the Georgian SSR of the Soviet Union. The position was created on February 14, 1921, and abolished in 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 Communist Party of Abkhazia[edit]

Name Term of Office Life years
Start End
Chairman of the Organization Bureau
N.E. Zhvaniya February 14, 1921 1921
First Secretaries of the Communist Party
G. Krishtof March 29, 1921 1921
Pyotr Agniashvili (Agniev) 1921 1921 1898–1937
Larionov 1921 1921
Nikolay Svanidze September 1921 January 1922 1895–1937
S.A. Gubeliya-Mezdmarishvili 1922 1922
Nikolay Akirtava 1922 1923 1894–1937
G.M. Makarov 1923 1924
Yervand Asribekov April 1924 January 1925 1898–1937
Georgy Sturua 1925 1927 1884–1956
Aleksand Amas (Amirbekov) 1928 1929 1904–1938
Pavel Meladze 1929 1930 1898–1937
Vladimir Ladariya 1930 January 17, 1936 1900–1937
Aleksey Agrba January 17, 1936 February 18, 1937 1897–1938
Kirill Bechvaya[a] 1937 1940 1903–?
Mikhail Baramiya 1940 February 20, 1943 1905–?
Akaky Mgeladze February 20, 1943 November 1951 1910–1980
Shota Getiya December 1951 April 21, 1953 1904–?
Grigory Karchava April 21, 1953 October 2, 1953 1907–?
Georgy Gegeshidze October 2, 1953 January 1956 1924–1971
Otar Gociridze January 1956 1958 1919–
Mikhail Bgazhba February 1958 September 1965 1915–1993
Valerian Kobakhia September 1965 1975 1929–1992
Valery Khintba 1975 February 1978 1940–
Boris Adlejba February 1978 April 6, 1989 1931–1990
Vladimir Khishba April 1989 1991 1936–

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Acting to June 1938

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