Tashnakist Armenian Levon I. Mirzoyan and His Activities in Kazakhstan (1933-1938)

YILDIRIM S., Egamberdiyev M.

BILIG, vol.2022, no.101, pp.31-56, 2022 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2022 Issue: 101
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: BILIG
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, International Bibliography of Social Sciences, Index Islamicus, Linguistic Bibliography, Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Political Science Complete, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-56
  • Keywords: Levon I. Mirzoyan, Golosyokin Massacre, Stalin, Red Massacre
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Levon I. Mirzoyan is an Armenian who worked between 1917 and 1938 to settle and strengthen the Bolshevik administration in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and some other regions. Although the study refers to Mirzoyan's role as an influential actor in the emergence of the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, it mainly focuses on his activities in Kazakhstan as the First Secretary of the Kazakhstan Soviet Administration between 1933 and 1938. During the great hunger that emerged in the Golosyokin period many Kazakhs died. Mirzoyan came to the country administration after this disaster. Mirzoyan acted as a hand of compassion that covered the traces of this disaster in Kazakhstan and established close relations with the leaders and people of the country. Mirzoyan later murdered or exiled the intellectuals and prominent politicians, whom he had a chance to get acquainted with, by order of Joseph Stalin.