Communist Party of Armenia (Soviet Union)

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Communist Party of Armenia
Հայաստանի կոմունիստական կուսակցություն
Founded 1920
Dissolved 1991
Succeeded by Democratic Party of Armenia
Ideology Communism
Marxism–Leninism
Political position Far-left
National affiliation CPSU

The Communist Party of Armenia (Armenian: Հայաստանի կոմունիստական կուսակցություն, Russian: Коммунистическая партия Армении) was a branch of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union within Armenian SSR, and as such, the sole ruling party in Armenian SSR.

Dissolution and succession[edit]

It was dissolved in 1991, and its leadership established the Democratic Party of Armenia, the same year, the new Armenian Communist Party was established under the leadership of Sergey Badalyan, which considered itself the successor of the Soviet Communist Party of Armenia.

Leaders[edit]

The title of the leader of the party almost always was "First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Armenia".[1]

Entered office Left office Name Post
December 1920 May 1921 Gevorg Sargisovich Alikhanian First Secretary of the CC
May 1921 January 1922 Askanaz Arutyunovich Mravian Ai General Secretary
January 1922 6 July 1927 Ashot Ioannisyan First Secretary of the CC
6 July 1927 8 April 1928 Hayk A. Hovsepian First Secretary of the CC
8 April 1928 7 May 1930 Arshakovich Kostanian First Secretary of the CC
7 May 1930 9 July 1936 Aghasi Khanjian First Secretary of the CC
21 September 1936 23 September 1937 Amatuni Amatuni First Secretary of the CC
23 September 1937 28 November 1953 Grigory Arutyunov First Secretary of the CC
28 November 1953 28 December 1960 Suren Tovmasyan First Secretary of the CC
28 December 1960 5 February 1966 Yakov Zarobyan First Secretary of the CC
5 February 1966 27 November 1974 Anton Kochinyan First Secretary of the CC
27 November 1974 21 May 1988 Karen Demirchian First Secretary of the CC
21 May 1988 5 April 1990 Suren Harutyunyan First Secretary of the CC
5 April 1990 30 November 1990 Vladimir Movsisyan First Secretary of the CC
30 November 1990 May 1991 Stepan Pogosyan First Secretary of the CC
May 1991 September 1991 Aram Sarkisian First Secretary of the CC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 September 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2009.