Joined the army, 1913. After the February Revolution 1917, left-wing SR, chairman of a soldiers’ revolutionary committee in a regiment in Tashkent. Commander of the garrison in Tashkent, 1918.
Joined the Bolshevik Party, 1919, after suppressing a left-wing SR revolt in Tashkent. Commander of the army of the Turkestan Republic, 1919. Supressed the Cossack uprising in the Kuban region, 1921-1922.
Thereafter held several high military positions. Arrested and shot.
Born June 27, 1893