Moisei Uritsky

Holodomor AvatarMoisei Solomonovich Uritsky (March 10, 1918 – August 17, 1918) was born to a Jewish family in the city of Cherkasy, Kiev Governorate. Along with Alexander Parvus he was active in dispatching Jewish Bolsheviks to infiltrate Tsarist security. Uritsky played a leading part in the Jewish Bolshevik armed seizure in 1917 and with a position on the Central Committee was made head of the Petrograd Cheka a regional command. In this position Uritsky coordinated the pursuit and prosecution of members of the nobility, military officers and ranking Russian Orthodox Church clerics.

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