In the Red Army during the Civil War, 1918-1920, then joined the Cheka. Sent as an NKVD official to Spain during the Civil War. During World War II, head of the special Cheka group Okhotniki on a terror mission in German-occupied Ukraine, 1942-1944.
Sent as an NKVD official to help Mao Tse-tung in China, 1944-1946. Retired, 1950.
Born June 7, 1902