Knorin William G.( prominent figure in the international communist movement, Soviet statesman, historian and publicist.)
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Biography Knorin William G.
(29.VIII.1890, kh Tsieli Cesis district Lifland province - 29.YII.1938, shot)
With 11 years was a shepherd, he worked at a cotton mill. After graduating from teachers' seminary, which he studied in 1910-14, is located in the Army. Literary and journalistic career started in the years of apprenticeship, worked in the magazine "Word", who edited a national writer of Latvia. Upits, the Social-Democratic newspapers of St. Petersburg, Riga, Libau. Member RSDLP from 1910. During the February Revolution, one of the organizers of the Minsk Council since May 1917. his secretary. Since the first issue of the newspaper "The Star" (July 27, 1917), which became the central organ of the Communist Party of Belarus, always worked in it and was editor. Actively participated in the establishment of Soviet power in Belarus and Latvia, one of the founders of the Communist Party of the BSSR.
From 18 February to December 1918. inclusive, and from August 1919. to 12 June 1920. worked in Smolensk. Edit Here newspaper "The Star", "Izvestia", "West Commune". He was one of the most skilled speakers of the regional party schools. In July 1918. at the conference that created the Smolensk Proletkult organization, elected its chairman. In 1920, Mr.. elected Chairman of the Smolensk provincial-municipal committee of the RCP (b). As secretary of the North-West Regional Party Committee, at its VI Conference, declared itself I Congress of the Communist Party of Belarus and proclaimed the formation of the BSSR, made a report on the activities of the Regional Committee. In addition, during the Civil War, worked in the central organs of the Belarusian-Lithuanian Republic.
In 1922-27 he. worked in the Central Committee of the CPSU (b), in 1927-28 he. - Secretary of the Communist Party (Bolsheviks) of Belarus, in 1928-35 - in the Executive Committee of the Comintern. He taught at the Institute of Party History of the Red Professors in 1932. its director. He was a member of the editorial offices of the central organ of the Central Committee of the CPSU (b) "The Truth" (1932-34 gg.), Edited the journal "Satellite agitator," "To help partuchebe" and others. The delegate of the tenth congress of the party (from VIII to XVII) and V-VI Congress of the Comintern. Proceedings of K. focused primarily on three topics: the history of the establishment of Soviet power in Belarus and the Communist Party of Belarus, History of the CPSU (b), History of the international communist movement. Under his editorial published the textbook "A Brief History of the CPSU (b)" (1934), prepared by the brigade listeners Institute of Red Professors (BN. Ponomarev and others) in 1935. - "History of the CPSU (b). Popular essay, written to. in collaboration with EM. Yaroslavsky and P.N. Pospelov. Rehabilitated 30.HI.1955 g.
Lit.: Kuznetsov NV. VG Knorin: biography. - Minsk, 1979, History, 1967. -? 2; Latvian revolutionary leaders. - Riga, 1958; Berezhnoi AF, Smirnov SV. Fighters revolution. Bibliographic reference. - L., 1969.