Step Seryshev

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Seryshev, Step An Mikhailovich


Born 1889; died Feb. 29, 1928, in Moscow. Soviet military figure. Member of the Communist Party from 1917.

A first lieutenant (poruchik) of the old army, Seryshev commanded a detachment of Red Guards under the Central Executive Committee of the Soviets of Siberia (Tsentrosibir’) during the October Revolution of 1917. In December 1917, together with S. G. Lazo, he suppressed a counterrevolutionary revolt in Irkutsk and then worked on the staffs of the Cisbaikal and Dau-rian (Transbaikal) fronts. In 1918 he went underground and was subsequently arrested. He was freed in February 1920 in Blagoveshchensk by revolutionary troops.

Seryshev was a prominent leader of the partisan movement in Amur Oblast. From 1920 to 1922 he was a member of the Amur Revolutionary Committee. He commanded forces on the Amur Front (August 1920-March 1921), as well as the Second Amur Army (March-December 1921) and forces on the Eastern Front of the Far East Republic (December 1921-March 1922). He was a member of the Revolutionary Military Council of the People’s Revolutionary Army of the Far East Republic. Seryshev also served as division commander (1923–24), assistant corps commander (1924–26), and military attaché in Japan (1926–27).

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