Communist Party of Armenia (Soviet Union)
|First Secretary||Aram Gaspar Sargsyan (last)|
|Split from||Union of Armenian Social Democrats|
|Succeeded by||Democratic Party of Armenia|
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.
The Union of Armenian Social Democrats was founded in 1902. It split into a Bolshevik and Menshevik faction. The Bolshevik faction became the Communist Party of Armenia in 1920. Many of its leaders were accused of being Trotskyists or Dashnakist and executed in 1937.
Dissolution and succession
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.
The title of the leader of the party almost always was "First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Armenia".
|Took office||Left office||Political party|
|1||Gevorg Sargisovich Alikhanian
|December 1920||May 1921||CPA|
|2||Askanaz Arutyunovich Mravian
|May 1921||January 1922||CPSU|
|January 1922||6 July 1927||CPSU|
|6 July 1927||8 April 1928||CPSU|
|8 April 1928||7 May 1930||CPSU|
|7 May 1930||9 July 1936||CPSU|
|21 September 1936||23 September 1937||CPSU|
|23 September 1937||28 November 1953||CPSU|
|28 November 1953||28 December 1960||CPSU|
|28 December 1960||5 February 1966||CPSU|
|5 February 1966||27 November 1974||CPSU|
|27 November 1974||21 May 1988||CPSU|
|21 May 1988||5 April 1990||CPSU|
|5 April 1990||30 November 1990||CPSU|
|30 November 1990||May 1991||CPSU|
|May 1991||September 1991||CPSU|
The party published the daily newspaper Sovetakan Hayastan (Soviet Armenia) and the monthly magazine Leninyan Ugiov (Lenin's Way).
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