Aleksandr Myasnikyan
Aleksandr Teodorosi Myasnikyan a.k.a. Aleksandr Fyodorovich Myasnikov (28 January (9 February) 1886, Nakhichevan-on-Don, Russia, - 22 March 1925) was a prominent Bolshevik
The Bolsheviks, originally also Bolshevists , derived from bol'shinstvo, "majority") were a faction of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party which split apart from the Menshevik faction at the Second Party Congress in 1903....

 of Armenian descent
Armenian people or Armenians are a nation and ethnic group native to the Armenian Highland.The largest concentration is in Armenia having a nearly-homogeneous population with 97.9% or 3,145,354 being ethnic Armenian....


When Nikolai Krylenko
Nikolai Krylenko
Nikolai Vasilyevich Krylenko was a Russian Bolshevik revolutionary and a Soviet politician. Krylenko served in a variety of posts in the Soviet legal system, rising to become People's Commissar for Justice and Prosecutor General of the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic.Krylenko was an...

 was appointed Supreme Commander in Chief of the Red Army
Red Army
The Workers' and Peasants' Red Army started out as the Soviet Union's revolutionary communist combat groups during the Russian Civil War of 1918-1922. It grew into the national army of the Soviet Union. By the 1930s the Red Army was among the largest armies in history.The "Red Army" name refers to...

, he in turn appointed Myasnikyan as his deputy.

He was also leader of Communist Party of Belarus
Communist Party of Belarus
The Communist Party of Belarus is a political party in Belarus, that supports the government of president Alexander Lukashenko. It was created in 1996. The leader of the party is Tatsyana Holubeva....

 (1918) and head of the government of Socialist Soviet Republic of Byelorussia
Socialist Soviet Republic of Byelorussia
The Socialist Soviet Republic of Byelorussia or Soviet Socialist Republic of Belarus was an early republic in the historical territory of Belarus after the collapse of the Russian Empire as a result of the October Revolution....


In 1921 he was appointed Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of Armenia, the newly installed government of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic. After being appointed as a head of government during the early years of the Armenian Soviet Republic, Myasnikyan was instrumental in the formation of state instititutions and economy of the republic. He is one of the few communist leaders still celebrated in Armenia after the collapse of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
The Soviet Union , officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics , was a constitutionally socialist state that existed in Eurasia between 1922 and 1991....

. A monument is situated in the center of Yerevan
Yerevan is the capital and largest city of Armenia and one of the world's oldest continuously-inhabited cities. Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country...

 commemorating him. Myasnikyan was killed in a plane crash in 1925.

Places named after Myasnikyan

  • Martuni city, Gegharkunik
    Martuni, Armenia
    Martuni is a city located in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. It is near Lake Sevan which is a largest lake in the Caucasus. Its population is estimated to be 11,987 as of 2008...

  • Martuni village, Gegharkunik
    Martuni (village)
    Martuni is a village in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. The village is named in honor of Alexander Myasnikian, the first Soviet premier of Armenia, whose nom de guerre was "Martuni". There are medieval forts and the 10th c. castle of Aghjkaghala nearby....

  • Myasnikyan, Armavir
    Myasnikyan is a town in the Armavir Province of Armenia. The town is named for Aleksandr Myasnikyan, first Communist president of Armenia.- References :* –

Nagorno-Karabakh Republic
  • Martuni

  • Əliabad, Nakhchivan, formerly Myasnikabad or Myasnikovabad
  • Martuni, Şəmkir
    Martuni, Azerbaijan
    Martuni is a village in the Shamkir Rayon of Azerbaijan....

  • Qarabulaq, Göygöl
    Qarabulaq, Goygol
    Qarabulaq is a village and municipality in the Goygol Rayon of Azerbaijan. It has a population of 252....

    , formerly Martunaşen

  • Myasnikovsky district
    Administrative divisions of Rostov Oblast
    *Cities and towns under the oblast's jurisdiction:**Rostov-on-Don ***city districts:****Kirovsky ****Leninsky ****Oktyabrsky ****Pervomaysky...

    , Rostov Oblast
    Rostov Oblast
    Rostov Oblast is a federal subject of Russia , located in the Southern Federal District. Rostov Oblast has an area of and a population of making it the sixth most populous federal subject in Russia...

  • Miasnikiani, Akhalkalaki district, Samtskhe-Javakheti
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