Lakoba Nestor Apollonovich
(01.05.1893–28.12.1936)


Soviet state and party leader, the actual leader of Abkhazia in the 1920s – 1930s.
Born in the village of Lykhny in a poor peasant family. In 1911 he was expelled from the Tbilisi Theological Seminary for revolutionary propaganda.
In 1912, Lakoba became a communist, led party work in Adjara, Abkhazia, then in the North Caucasus. In May 1917 he was elected a delegate to the 1st Caucasian Regional Congress of Soviets. In 1918, Lakoba was one of the leaders of the uprising against the Georgian Menshevik government, the deputy chairman of the Sukhumi military revolutionary committee, and the organizer of the partisan detachment. At the end of 1918 by the Menshevik government he was imprisoned in Sukhumi, in the spring of 1919 he was expelled from Georgia.
In 1920, on behalf of the Caucasian Bureau of the Central Committee of the RCP (b), Lakoba led an illegal Bolshevik organization in Batumi, was authorized by the Kuban-Black Sea Revolutionary Committee for Highlanders.
After the end of the Civil War, Lakoba held a number of responsible posts: Deputy Chairman of the Revolutionary Committee of Abkhazia, People's Commissar of the Naval Forces of Abkhazia, Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Abkhaz ASSR, Chairman of the CEC of the Abkhaz ASSR, member of the Central Executive Committee of the Georgian SSR and others, elected delegate XIII, XV – XVII Congress of the CPSU (b), was awarded the Order of Lenin and the Red Banner.
Suddenly died, according to some sources, was poisoned by the personal order of L.P. Beria. He was buried in a solemn ceremony in Sukhumi, later he was posthumously declared “the enemy of the people”. Rehabilitated in the late 1950s.
Bay in the Nordensheld archipelago in the Kara Sea. Surveyed and named in 1936. It was renamed Glubokaya Bay. In 1979, by the decision of the Krasnoyarsk Krai Executive Committee, the original name was restored.

 

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