Alexey Rykov

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Alexey Rykov
Premier of the Soviet Union
In office
21 Jan 1924 – 19 Dec 1930
Preceded byVladimir Lenin
Succeeded byVyacheslav Molotov
Premier of the Russian SFSR
In office
21 Jan 1924 – May 1929
Preceded byVladimir Lenin
Succeeded byVyacheslav Molotov
Personal details
PronunciationAleksey Ivanovich Rykov
Born
Alexey Ivanovich Rykov

25 February 1881
Saratov,Russian Empire
Died15 March 1938 (Age : 57)
Moscow,RSFSR,Soviet Union
Political partyRSDLP (1898-1903) RSDLP (Bolsheviks) (1903-1918) Russian Communist Party (1918-1937)
Military service
Years of service1898-1924 (with Lenin) 1924-1937 (with Stalin)

Alexey/Alexei Ivanovich Rykov (Russian ; Алексей Иванович Рынков ; Alexey Ivanovich Rykov : Born 25 February 1881 in Saratov,Russian Empire - Died : 15 March 1938 in Moscow,RSFSR,Soviet Union) was a Russian revolutionary and Premier of the Soviet Union from 1924 to 1930. He was killed along Genrikh Yagoda (1891-1938) by Joseph Stalin in 1938 by the NKVD Secret Police lead by Nikolai Yezhov and Lavrenty Beria .

Early life[change | change source]

Rykov was born in 25 February 1881 in Saratov in Tsarist Russia . He joined the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1898. He was involved in the Russian Revolution (1905) and the Russian Revolution Of 1917-1923 and as well the Russian Civil War Of 1917-1923 and the Polish–Soviet War Of 1918-1921 . When the party split into Bolsheviks and Mensheviks, Rykov became a Bolshevik. He was arrested several times.

Career[change | change source]

Alexey Rykov returned from Siberia after the February Revolution of 1917. During the October Revolution of 1917 he was a member of the Military Revolutionary Committee in Moscow.

After the revolution, Rykov became a Minister of the Interior. On 3 April 1918, Rykov became Chairman of the Supreme Council of National Economy.

After Lenin's death on 21 January 1924, Rykov became head of the government of both the USSR and Russia. He supported Stalin in the Communist Party.

Fall from power 1929 and Execution In 1938 By Stalin[change | change source]

Rykov lost the post of head of the government after a conflict with Stalin in 1929. He was later arrested and executed with Genrikh Yagoda (1891-1938) in 1938 by Nikolai Yezhov and Lavrentiy Beria who were head of the NKVD .

Preceded by
Vladimir Lenin
Prime Minister of the Soviet Union
1924–1930
Succeeded by
Vyacheslav Molotov