Stepan CHERNIK, Deputy Chairman, Uzbek Committee the Defense of Peace, since 1959. Member, Central Committee, Communist Party Uzbekistan, since 1954. Uzbek Supreme Soviet Presidium's Scroll of Honor; medal “For Valiant Labor”, 1957.
1954-1960 Chief Editor, Uzbek Russia- language newspaper “Pravda Vostoka” (Truth of the East). Deputy Chairman, Uzbek Union of Journalists. Deputy, Uzbek Supreme Soviet of 1955 and 1959 convocation.