Mamontov Efim Mefodevich

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Mamontov Efim Mefod’evich


Born in 1888 in the village of Peski, now in Voronezh Oblast; died Feb. 25, 1922, in the village of Vlasikha, near Barnaul. One of the leaders of the partisan movement in the Altai in 1918-19. Son of a peasant.

Mamontov served in the army from 1910 to 1918 and fought in World War I. In 1917 he was a member of soldiers’ committees and a delegate to the First All-Russian Congress of Soviets. In late 1918 he organized a partisan detachment for the struggle against the Kolchak forces. In October 1919 he was elected commander of a partisan army of Western Siberia. This army took part in the destruction of the Kolchak forces, coordinating its actions with the Red Army. After the Civil War ended in the Altai, Mamontov was appointed assistant inspector of infantry for the Fifth Army. In 1920 he commanded the volunteer Siberian Brigade of former partisans on the Southern Front. He was killed by kulaks.


Khudiakov, A. E. M. Mamontov. Barnaul, 1957.
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