Gazanfar Musabekov
Gazanfar Mahmud oglu Musabekov or Musabeyov ' onMouseout='HidePop("42255")' href="/topics/Quba">Quba
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 region - 9 February 1938, Baku
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 province) was an Azerbaijani Bolshevik
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 revolutionary and Soviet statesman. He was Chairman of the Central Executive Committee
Central Executive Committee of the Soviet Union
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 of Azerbaijan SSR
Azerbaijan SSR
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 from 1929 to 1931 and he headed the government of the Transcaucasian SFSR
Transcaucasian SFSR
The Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic , also known as the Transcaucasian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, the Transcaucasian SFSR and the TSFSR for short, was a short-lived republic of the Soviet Union, lasting from 1922 to 1936...

 from 1931 to 1936. During the Great Purge
Great Purge
The Great Purge was a series of campaigns of political repression and persecution in the Soviet Union orchestrated by Joseph Stalin from 1936 to 1938...

, Musabekov was arrested (June 1937), accused of plotting against the Soviet state, sentenced to death and executed on 9 February 1938.

An Azerbaijan
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i cargo ship
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is named after him.
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