Ruhulla Akhundov

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Ruhulla Akhundov
First Secretary of the Azerbaijan Communist Party
In office
Personal details
Born (1897-01-01)January 1, 1897
Shuvalan, Baku Governorate, Russian Empire
Died April 21, 1938(1938-04-21) (aged 41)
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Spouse(s) Frida Naumovna Shlemovna
Occupation Publicist

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.[1][2]

Arrest and execution[edit]

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.[3]


  1. ^ "Street Scenes from Yesteryear". Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  2. ^ Ахундов, Рухулла Алиевич. (in Russian). Retrieved 13 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Ruhulla Əli oğlu Axundov". (in Azerbaijani). Archived from the original on 20 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2014.