Alexander Wassiljewitsch Schischkow

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Alexander Wassiljewitsch Schischkow

Alexander Vasilyevich Shishkov ( Russian Александр Васильевич Шишков ; born November 3 . Jul / 15. November  1883 greg. In Moscow , † 8. July 1920 in Dubrowino in Tatarsk , Novosibirsk Oblast ) was a Russian revolutionary .


Schischkow came from a working-class family and took the public teacher examination externally. Schischkow joined the SDAPR in 1904 . During the revolution of 1905–1907 he led the party work among the Moscow railroaders, in 1908 he became a member of the Moscow RSDRP committee, then he worked for the party in Sevastopol and Nizhny Novgorod .

Shishkov was arrested several times and in 1914 sent into exile in Narym . In 1917 he took part in the struggle for the establishment of Soviet power in the city of Tomsk and in the Tomsk Governorate . In 1918 he worked in the People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs of the RSFSR, then chairman of the Vladimir Governorate Executive Committee (Gubispolkom). From 1919 he was a member of the Central Executive Committee of the Soviets and the Revolutionary Tribunal of the Ukrainian SSR as well as deputy chairman of the All-Ukrainian Cheka , then chairman of the Cheka in the Vladimir and Tomsk governorates and head of the military department of the Siberian Revolutionary Committee.

Shishkov is said to have shot himself to avoid capture by White Guards .


  • In 1953 a monument in honor of Shishkov was erected in the city of Tomsk (sculptor: G. Schemberg).
  • Since 1983 a memorial plaque commemorates him at his former place of work in Tomsk (Makuschingasse 8).


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