Nikolai Petrovich Gorbunov
1892 - 1938 (Moscow)
Prominent Soviet statesman, associate of V.I. Lenin, one of the organizers of Soviet science, academician. In 1922, after the formation of the USSR, he became executive secretary of Council of People's Commissars of the USSR and the Council of Labor and Defense - he held this position until 1931. Together with Mikhail, youngest son of S.M. Prokudin-Gorsky, he studied at the famous real gymnasium of Karl May in Petrograd and at the chemical faculty of the Petrograd Technological Institute. He helped in organizing the departure of S.M. Prokudin-Gorsky’s family members from the USSR in 1923-25. Perhaps also facilitated the export of the main part of the collection of S.M. Prokudin-Gorsky.