|First Secretary of the Azerbaijan Communist Party|
February 7, 1933 – December 10, 1933
|Died||1937 (aged 43)|
Butovo firing range, Moscow, Russia
|Political party||Communist Party of the Soviet Union|
Ruben Gukasovich Rubenov (Russian: Рубен Гукасович Рубенов, Azerbaijani: Ruben Qukasoviç Rubenov, Armenian: Ռուբեն Ղուկասի Ռուբենով) ; (1894 – November 27, 1937), also known as Ruben Mkrtichyan, was the 6th First Secretary of Azerbaijan Communist Party and revolutionary.
Early years and career
Rubenov was born in 1893 to an Armenian worker's family in Tiflis. In 1914, he joined the Communist Party ranks. Before the Russian revolution of 1917, he was arrested several times for his revolutionary activities in Transcaucasia. On February 7, 1933 he was appointed the First Secretary of Azerbaijan SSR and served until December 10 of the same year when he was replaced by Mir Jafar Baghirov. He was then appointed the Plenipotentiary of the Party Control Committee for the Kiev Oblast of Ukrainian SSR in 1934.
Arrest and execution
On September 15, 1937 he was arrested for "participation in terrorist activities" and sentenced to execution by firing squad by Military Tribunal. He was executed on November 27, 1937 at Butovo firing range. On November 17, 1954 he was posthumously rehabilitated by Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the USSR.
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|Party political offices|
| First Secretary of the Azerbaijan Communist Party
Mir Jafar Baghirov
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