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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: N. A. (Nestor Apollonovich) Lakoba Papers
    Dates: 1915-1939
    Collection number: 2003C73
    Creator: Lakoba, N. A. (Nestor Apollonovich), 1893-1936.
    Collection Size: 3 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (1.6 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Nestor Apollonovich Lakoba (1893-1936) papers document life and activities of the politician, revolutionary, party and government official, and victim of the purges.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information

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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], N. A. (Nestor Apollonovich) Lakoba Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2003

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1893 May 1 Born, Village of Lykhny, Abkhaziia
    1910-1911 Studied at the seminary in Tiflis, Georgia
    1912 Became a member of the Russian Social Democratic party
    1912-1918 Worked for the Russian Social Democratic party in Abkhaziia and Groznyi
    1918 Led the uprising against the Menshevik-dominated government of Abkhaziia
      Deputy chairman of the Sukhumi Military Revolutionary Committee (Georgia); organized detachments of partisan forces for combat during the Russian Civil War
    Late 1918 Arrested and imprisoned in Sukhumi, Georgia
    1919 Banished from Georgia
    1920 Took control of the underground Bolshevik organization in the city of Batumi (Georgia)
    1921 Assistant chairman of the Revolutionary Committee in Abkhaziia
    1922 Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Abkhaziian ASSR
    1930-1936 Chairman of the Central Executive Committee of Abkhaziia; served on the Central Executive Committee of the Georgian SSR, the Central Executive Committee of the Transcaucasian SFSR, the Central Executive Committee of the USSR and the Bureau of the Party Central Committee in Georgia. He was personally acquainted with his fellow Caucasians Joseph Stalin and Lavrentii Beriia
    1936 December 28 Died unexpectedly. Lakoba had an honorable burial, but was later declared an "enemy of the people"

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Nestor Apollonovich Lakoba (1893-1936) papers document life and activities of the politician, revolutionary, party and government official, and victim of the purges.
    A Caucasian revolutionary before 1917, Nestor Lakoba was appointed chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Abkhaziian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, and from 1930 to 1936 was chairman of the Central Executive Committee of that republic. He served on the Central Executive Committee of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic, the Central Executive Committee of the Transcaucasian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, the Central Executive Committee of the USSR and the Bureau of the Party Central Committee in Georgia. Since 1917 he was personally acquainted with his fellow Caucasians Joseph Stalin and Lavrentii Beriia. Both later considered him their personal enemy. Majority of people believe he was poisoned by Beriia's agents. He was given a state funeral, but posthumously declared an enemy of the people.
    The bulk of the collection is hand written letters between Nestor Lakoba and the leaders of the Russian revolution and high ranking Soviet government officials such as Joseph Stalin, Feliks Dzerzhinskii, Lavrentii Beriia, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, and many others. Correspondence includes letters of both a business and personal nature arranged chronologically.
    Photographic series contains a huge bulk of very unique and unknown prints of Soviet leaders, such as Joseph Stalin, Feliks Dzerzhinskii, Lavrentii Beriia, Sergo Orgdzhonikidze, Mikhail Kalinin, Semen Budennyi, as well as Stalin's children Svetlana and Vasilii.
    Documentation in the Speeches and Writings includes drafts, notes, sayings, verses, theses, speeches, and final published articles as well as other materials relating to his public life.
    Of particular interest is the Biographical file with different versions of autobiographies and curriculum vitae, as well as other materials reflecting his early years in Georgia in general and in Abkhaziia in particular.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into five series: Biographical file, Correspondence, Speeches and Writings, Subject file, and Photographs

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Soviet Union--Politics and government--1917-1936.
    Georgia (Republic)--Politics and government--1917-1991.
    Abkhaziia (Georgia)--Politics and government.
    Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953.