Theatre. the artist, honoured worker of arts. deyat. arts of the RSFSR (1940). Member of the CPSU(b) since 1937. Graduated from the Kazan art. school (1929). In 1929 the artist, then chief artist of the Simferopol drama. t-RA. During the war he organized and headed in the occupied Simferopol underground group in 1944, arrested by the Gestapo and shot.