ISSN 2409-5834

To the biography of N.A. Semashko: on the work of the first People’s Commissar of Health in 1920–1925

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Evgeny V. Arsentyev, Vladimir A. Reshetnikov


The article deals with the main turning points in the life and work of N.A. Semashko, the first People’s Commissar of Health of the RSFSR, from 1920 to 1925. The authors of the article proceed from the fact that the historical and biographical data available about Semashko are interpreted according to ideologically tinted stereotypes that were formed in the Soviet historiographic school.

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