Yuri Tsyryulnikov

1894 – 1939
Secretary of Planning, Agro-Joint, Moscow

Yuri Tsyryulnikov was the Secretary of Planning in the Moscow Department of Agro-Joint. He was arrested in 1938 by the NKVD and charged with “forming a counter-revolutionary organization inside Agro-Joint.” He was sentenced to death and executed in 1939. He was “rehabilitated” (his name was officially cleared) in 1958.


Extended Profile

Agro Joint Staff

Tsyryulnikov appears in the group photograph, “Agro-Joint Staff Moscow 1927” in the first row, fourth person from left

Yuri Markovich Tsyryulnikov was born in Sagaydak, Kherson gubernia (today Ukraine), in 1894. He was the Secretary of Planning in the Moscow Department of Agro-Joint. On March 12, 1938, he was arrested by the NKVD (People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs) and charged with “forming a counter-revolutionary organization inside Agro-Joint.” He was sentenced to death on June 20, 1939, by the Military Tribunal of the Moscow Military District. He was executed on September 25, 1939. Tsyryulnikov was buried in the Donskoy Cemetery in Moscow, grave 1. He was “rehabilitated” (his name was officially cleared) September 23, 1958, by the decision of the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the USSR.


Sources

The Central Archives of FSB (Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation).

Mitsel, Mikhail. “The Final Chapter: Agro-Joint Workers – Victims of the Great Terror in the USSR, 1937-1940.” Eastern European Jewish Affairs, Vol. 39, No. 1, April 2009.