Romuald Muklevich

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Romuald Muklevich
Born (1890-11-25)November 25, 1890
Supraśl, Russia (now Poland)
Died February 9, 1938(1938-02-09) (aged 47)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Imperial Russian Navy, Soviet Navy
Years of service 1912-1934
Rank Fleet's Flag-officer of 1st Rank
Commands held Soviet Navy
Battles/wars World War I, Russian Civil War

Romuald Adamovich Muklevich (Russian: Ромуальд Адамович Муклевич, November 25, 1890 - February 9, 1938) was a Soviet military figure and Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Naval Forces from August 1926 to July 1931.

Muklevich was born in Supraśl (currently in Białystok County, Poland). He was a son of a textile worker of Polish ethnicity. He joined the Bolshevik party in 1906 and became chairman of several local committees.

He joined the Baltic Fleet as a sailor in 1912, and completed a marine engineering course (Kronstadt) in 1915 and was promoted to petty officer.

In 1917 he participated in the February and October revolutions including the storming of the Winter Palace.

In 1918-22 he was political commisar on the western front. From 1922 he was commisar of the military academy of the Red Army and in 1925 he was deputy commander of the Soviet Air Force. He was commander of the Soviet Navy between 1926 and 1931. From 1934 he was commisar for the shipbuilding industry and in 1936 he was made deputy minister for the defence industries.

During the Great Purge, he was arrested on 28 May 1937, sentenced to death on 8 February 1938 and shot the following day. He was posthumously rehabilitated in 1957.

Military offices
Preceded by
Vyacheslav Ivanovich Zof
Chief of Naval Forces of U.S.S.R
August 23, 1926- June 11, 1931
Succeeded by
Vladimir Mitrofanovich Orlov