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Ahmed bey Pepinov

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Preceded by  Aslan bey Gardashov
Role  Statesman
Succeeded by  office terminated
Died  1938, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Religion  Islam
Name  Ahmed Pepinov

Ahmed bey Pepinov
President  Nasib Yusifbeyli Prime Minister, (Chairman of Azerbaijani Parliament)
Born  1893 Akhalkalaki, Georgia (1893)
Party  Muslim Social Democratic Party

Education  Moscow State University

Ahmed bey Pepinov Omar oglu (Azerbaijani: Əhməd bəy Ömər oğlu Pepinov; 1893–1938), also known as Ahmet bey Pepinov, was an Azerbaijani statesman of Meskhetian Turkish origin who served as Minister of Agriculture in the fifth cabinet of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, and was member of Parliament of Azerbaijan.

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Early years

Pepinov was born in 1893 in a small city of Akhalkalaki in Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia. After completing Tiflis Gymnasium in 1913, he left for Russia to study at the Law Department of Moscow State University. In Moscow, he joined the Azerbaijani Compatriots Organization and published articles in the local Open Argument newspaper under pseudonym "Ahmed Jovdat from Akhalkalaki". In 1918, he graduated from the university and moved to Baku. He was then elected as a deputy to Muslim faction of Transcaucasian Sejm.

Political career

In the first half of 1918, he joined the Azerbaijani National Council and was among the members who proclaimed independence of Azerbaijan on May 28, 1918. After being elected a deputy to the National Assembly of Azerbaijan from Muslim Socialist Bloc, Pepinov wrote draft laws for the developing press publishing sector. On December 22, 1919, when the fifth government of ADR under the leadership of Nasib Yusifbeyli was formed, he was appointed the Minister of Agriculture serving until April 1, 1920, when the government dissolved. He played an important part in establishment of Baku State University in 1919.

After Bolshevik takeover of Azerbaijan, he supervised cultural and educational activities within the government of Azerbaijan SSR. Avoiding constant persecution, he moved to Ulyanovsk in 1930, and from there to Alma Ata. In 1934, he was appointed Deputy Minister of Education of Kazakh SSR. In 1938, Pepinov was arrested as a result of Stalinist repressions. He died the same year in Alma Ata.

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Ahmed bey Pepinov Wikipedia


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