Ivan Skvortsov-Stepanov

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Ivan Skvortsov-Stepanov
Ива́н Скворцо́в-Степа́нов
People's Commissar for Finance of the RSFSR
In office
27 October – 30 October 1917
Premier Vladimir Lenin
Preceded by None—post created
Succeeded by Vyacheslav Menzhinsky
Personal details
Born (1870-02-24)24 February 1870
Bogorodsk, Moscow Governorate, Russian Empire
Died 8 October 1928(1928-10-08) (aged 58)
Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Political party All-Union Communist Party (bolsheviks)

Ivan Ivanovich Skvortsov-Stepanov (Russian: Ива́н Ива́нович Скворцо́в-Степа́нов, 1870–1928) was a prominent Russian Bolshevik. Skvortsov-Stepanov was one of the oldest participants in the Russian revolutionary movement and a Marxist writer.

Ivan was the son of a Moscow factory clerical worker based in Bogorodsk.[1] He joined the revolutionary movement in 1892 and became a Bolshevik in the winter of 1904. When Bor'ba was published in November 1905, Skvortsov-Stepanov was a member of the editorial board. In 1906 he was a delegate to the Fourth Congress of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party, where he supported Lenin. During the period 1907–10, he favoured the Mezhraiontsy faction, but later fell again under the influence of Lenin. He was repeatedly arrested and exiled for his revolutionary activities.

Following the Revolution of 1917 he became the People's Commissar for Finance of the RSFSR.

Upon his death in October 1928, Stepanov was commemorated by Stalin as a "staunch and steadfast Leninist".[2]


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  1. Biggart, John (1989), Alexander Bogdanov, Left-Bolshevism and the Proletkult 1904 - 1932, University of East Anglia<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/stalin/works/1928/10/x01.htm

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Political offices
Preceded by
None—post created
People's Commissar for Finance of the RSFSR
26 October 1917 – 20 January 1918
Succeeded by
Vyacheslav Menzhinsky