Shcherbina, Boris Evdokimovich
Born Oct. 5, 1919, in the city of Debal’tsevo, Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR. Soviet state and party figure. Member of the CPSU since 1939.
The son of a railroad worker, Shcherbina graduated from the Kharkov Institute of Railroad Transport Engineers in 1942 and from the party school of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Ukraine (Bolshevik) in 1948. For most of the period between 1942 and 1944 he was secretary of the Kharkov oblast committee of the Komsomol of the Ukraine, and in 1942 and 1943 he worked in the apparatus of the Central Committee of the All-Union Komsomol. Shcherbina began performing party work in 1944. In 1950 and 1951 he was secretary of the Kharkov city committee of the Communist Party of the Ukraine (Bolshevik), and between 1951 and 1961 he was secretary and second secretary of the Irkutsk oblast committee of the CPSU. In 1961 he became first secretary of the Tiumen’ oblast committee of the CPSU; in 1963 and 1964 he was first secretary of the Tiumen’ rural oblast committee of the CPSU. In 1973, Shcherbina became minister of construction of petroleum and gas industry enterprises of the USSR.
Shcherbina became a candidate member of the Central Committee of the CPSU in 1961 and a member in 1976. He served as a deputy to the sixth through tenth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Shcherbina has been awarded two Orders of Lenin, the Order of the October Revolution, two other orders, and various medals.