Bryukhanov, Nikolai Pavlovich
1878 - Born on the 28th of December in Simbirsk, Russia.
1890 - Bryukhanov studied at the Moscow and Kazan universities, but left without a degree.
1902 - He became involved in revolutionary activities and joined the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party.
1903 - Becoming a member of its regional committee in Kazan.
- In August, when the party split into two mostly independent factions, Vladimir Lenin's Bolsheviks and Julius Martov's Mensheviks, Bryukhanov sided with the Bolsheviks.
1907 - Bryukhanov moved to Ufa, where he edited the party's local newspaper Ufimsky Rabochiy (The Ufa Worker).
1917 - During the Russian Revolution, Bryukhanov was the head of the Bolshevik committee in Ufa.
1918 - In February, he was made a member of the collegium (governing body) of the Peoples' Commissariat of Supplies.
- in June, he became Deputy People's Commissar with responsibilities for food supplies in the Moscow region.
1919 - Bryukhanov simultaneously served as Chairman of the Special Supplies Commission of the Eastern Front.
1920-1922 - He was head of the Main Supplies Directorate of the Red Army.
1921 - Bryukhanov was put in charge of the People's Commissariat of Supplies in December.
1923 - Bryukhanov became the first head of the People's Commissariat of Supplies of the new federation on July.
1924 - In May, the Commissariat was abolished and Bryukhanov was made deputy People's Commissar of Finance.
1926 - Stalin replaced Sokolnikov with the less influential and apolitical Bryukhanov on January.
1927-1934 - Bryukhanov was elected candidate (non-voting) member of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party, a position which he kept until the 17th Party Congress in January.
1930 - Bryukhanov and the chairman of the State Bank, Georgy Pyatakov, were held responsible for surging inflation and fired from their posts.
- Bryukhanov was replaced with Grigori Fyodorovich Grinko and appointed Deputy Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Moscow Oblast Soviet.
1931 - He was made Deputy People's Commissar of Supplies of the USSR.
1933-1937 - He also served as Deputy Chairman of the Sovnarkom's Central Commission on grain yields.
1938 - Bryukhanov was arrested by the NKVD secret police on February 3rd, during the Great Purge.
- He was sentenced to death and executed on September 1st.
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