Zolotarev, Aleksandr

Zolotarev, Aleksandr [Золотарев, Александр], b 1880, d ? A leader of the Jewish Social Democratic Bund in Ukraine. After the February Revolution of 1917 he was elected a Bund representative to the Central Rada. In July 1917 he was appointed a member of its Little Rada. In January 1918 he replaced Moisei Rafes as the Bund representative in the General Secretariat of the Central Rada, in which he spoke out against a separate peace treaty of the Ukrainian National Republic (UNR) with the Central Powers. After the proclamation of Ukraine’s independence he was appointed UNR state comptroller but was ordered to resign by the Bund, which opposed Ukrainian independence. Later he joined the Bolshevik party, the RCP(B). He was arrested during the Stalinist terror of the 1930s and probably executed.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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