Filipp Ermash

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Ermash, Filipp Timofeevich


Born Sept. 4, 1923, in the village of Zharkovo, in what is now Kuibyshev Raion, Novosibirsk Oblast. Soviet state and party figure. Member of the CPSU since 1945.

The son of a peasant, Ermash graduated from the Urals State University in 1951. He served in the Soviet Army from 1941 to 1945 and took part in the Great Patriotic War. Between 1951 and 1962, Ermash was initially second secretary and then first secretary of the Sverdlovsk city committee of the Komsomol; he also served as deputy chief and chief of a department of the Sverdlovsk oblast committee of the CPSU. He was a member of the apparatus of the Central Committee of the CPSU from 1962 to 1972. In 1972 he was named chairman of the State Committee on Cinematography of the Council of Ministers of the USSR; he became chairman of the State Committee on Cinematography of the USSR in 1978.

Ermash was elected a candidate member of the Central Committee of the CPSU in 1976. He was a deputy to the eighth through tenth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Ermash has been awarded the Order of the October Revolution, three other orders, and various medals.

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