Serafima Hopner

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Serafima Hopner
Серафима Іллівна Гопнер
Leader of Communist Party (Bolsheviks) of Ukraine
In office
September 9, 1918 – October 23, 1918
Preceded by Georgiy Pyatakov
Succeeded by Emanuel Kviring
Personal details
Born (1880-04-07)April 7, 1880
Kherson, Russian Empire
Died March 25, 1966(1966-03-25) (aged 85)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Alma mater University of Paris

Serafima Hopner (Russian: Серафима Ильинична Гопнер; 1880–1966) was a Bolshevik politician, a Hero of Socialist Labor (1960), and a Doctor of Historical Sciences (1934).

Beginning in 1905, she was a member, and then a secretary of the Bolshevik party in Yekaterinoslav. In 1910-1917, she lived in emigration. From September 9 to October 23, 1918, she was the secretary of the Communist Party (Bolshevik) of Ukraine. In 1928-1938 she worked for the Comintern. Beginning in 1945, she was an employee of the Institute of Marxism-Leninism in Moscow.[1]


  1. Andrzej Chojnowski, Jan Jacek Bruski, Ukraina, Wydawnictwo TRIO, Warszawa 2006, p. 378, ISBN 978-83-7436-039-5
Party political offices
Preceded by
Yuri Pyatakov
1st Secretary of the Communist Party of Ukraine
Succeeded by
Emanuil Kviring