Vlas Chubar


Vlas Chubar

Vlas Yakovlevich Chubar ( _ru. Влас Яковлевич Чубарь) (February 22, 1891, Fedorivka, near Ekaterinoslav - February 26, 1939) was a Ukrainian Bolshevik revolutionary and a Soviet politician.

Biography

Chubar became a Marxist revolutionary early in life and joined the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party in 1907. He rose through the ranks during the Russian Civil War and becаme a member of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party in 1921. On July 13, 1923 Chubar replaced Christian Rakovsky as Chairman of the Ukrainian Sovnarkom. He became a candidate (non-voting) member of the ruling Politburo in November 1926.

In 1934 Chubar was transferred to Moscow, where he became Deputy Chairman of the Sovnarkom of the USSR and Deputy Chairman of the USSR Council of Labor and Defense. In February 1935 Chubar was made a full member of the Politburo. He briefly served as the Soviet People's Commissar of Finance between August 16, 1937 and January 19, 1938. He was arrested in June 1938 and executed in February 1939 during the Great Purge. The Soviet government cleared Chubar of all charges during the first wave of destalinization in 1955.

References

* [http://www.encyclopediaofukraine.com/pages/C/H/ChubarVlas.htm Online biography at "Encyclopedia of Ukraine"]


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