|First Secretary of the Azerbaijan Communist Party|
January 1, 1897|
Shuvalan, Baku Governorate, Russian Empire
|Died||April 21, 1938(aged 41)|
|Political party||Communist Party of the Soviet Union|
|Spouse(s)||Frida Naumovna Shlemovna|
Ruhulla Akhundov (Azerbaijani: Ruhulla Əli oğlu Axundov; 1 January 1897, Shuvalan, Baku Governorate, Russian Empire – 21 April 1938) was the communist leader of Azerbaijan SSR from 1925 to 1926, under the Soviet leadership of Joseph Stalin.
Arrest and execution
In 1938, he was arrested for "participation in terrorist activities" and sentenced to execution by firing squad by Military Tribunal. He was executed on April 21, 1938 at Butovo firing range. In 1959, he was posthumously rehabilitated by Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the USSR.