Worked as shepherd; 1924-1928 Head, rayon library, rayon political inspector, then Secretary, rayon comt., Ukrainia Communist Youth League. Since 1928 worked for rayon then republ. newspapers, including “Kommunist”. At the start of World War II worked for Political Board, Kiev Military District, then political officer at assembly points of Semipalatinsk Oblast Military Commissariat.
Demobilized for health reasons. 1944-1952 member, edition staff, newspaper “Radyanska Ukraina” (Soviet Ukraine).