Vlas Chubar

Vlas Chubar
Vlas Czubar.jpg
People's Commissar for Finance
In office
16 August 1937 – 19 January 1938
PremierVyacheslav Molotov
Preceded byHryhoriy Hrynko
Succeeded byArseny Zverev
2nd Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars of the Ukrainian SSR
In office
15 July 1923 – 28 April 1934
PremierAlexey Rykov
Preceded byChristian Rakovsky
Succeeded byPanas Lyubchenko
Candidate member of the 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th Politburo
In office
3 November 1926 – 1 February 1935
Personal details
Born
Vlas Yakovlevich Chubar

(1881-02-10)10 February 1881
Fedorovka, Yekaterinoslav Governorate, Imperial Russia
Died26 February 1939(1939-02-26) (aged 58)
Moscow, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Political partyRSDLP (1907-1912)
Russian Communist Party (1912-1938)
EducationAlexander Mechanics and Technical College
ProfessionEconomist

Vlas Yakovlevich Chubar (Ukrainian: Влас Якович Чубар; Russian: Вла́с Я́ковлевич Чуба́рь) (22 February [O.S. 10 February] 1891 – 26 February 1939) was a Ukrainian Bolshevik revolutionary and a Soviet politician. Chubar was arrested during the Great Terror of 1937-38 and executed early in 1939.

The top Communist Party official in the Ukraine during the 1932-33 famine, Chubar was posthumously held culpable for those events by a Ukrainian court in 2010.

Early career

Chubar was from an ethnic Ukrainian family.[1] He was born in Fedorovka, Yekaterinoslav Governorate, Russian Empire (now in Polohy Raion, Zaporizhia Oblast, Ukraine). Chubar became a Marxist revolutionary early in life and joined the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party in 1907. He rose through the ranks during the Russian Civil War and became a member of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party in 1921. On July 13, 1923 Chubar replaced Christian Rakovsky as Chairman of the Ukrainian Sovnarkom. He became a candidate (non-voting) member of the Central Committee's Politburo in November 1926.