Vsevolod Balitsky

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Vsevolod Balytsky
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People's Commissar for Internal Affairs of Ukraine (NKVS)
In office
15 July 1934 – 11 May 1937
Succeeded by Israel Leplevsky
Far Eastern Commander of the NKVD
In office
April 1937 – July 1937
Preceded by Terenty Deribas
Succeeded by Genrikh Lyushkov
Personal details
Born 1892
Verkhnodniprovsk, Katerynoslav Governorate, Russian Empire
Died November 27, 1937(1937-11-27) (aged 45-46)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Nationality Soviet
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Vsevolod Apollonovych Balytsky (Ukrainian: Всеволод Аполлонович Балицький; Russian: Всеволод Аполлонович Балицкий; 27 November 1892 – 27 November 1937) was a top official of the NKVS of Ukraine.

Balytsky was born in Verkhnodniprovsk Yekaterinoslav Governorate. He directed the NKVS of Ukraine during the Great Famine. On 11 May 1937, he was transferred to the Far East, becoming Commander of the NKVD. During the Great Purge he was arrested (on 7 July 1937). Later (on 27 November 1937), he was sentenced to death and shot the same day in Moscow, then buried at Kommunarka.