November 30 1897 Apydimai (Upynos county) June 1,1957 Moscow,Soviet military offcer of Lithuania. Mayor General (1942)War M. heel (1940). Participated in World War I. 1918 Volunteer of the Soviet Russian Army; participated in the Russian Civil War. 1918 12 Office of the Lithuanian Section of the Russian Communist Party (Bolshevik) sent to Lithuania. 1918-19-19 organized the Samogitian Regiment of the Soviet Russian Army in Šiauliai During his struggle with the Lithuanian Armed Forces and units of the Saxon volunteers, he was led. Later he was the Chief of Staff of the Soviet Russian Army Brigade and Division. After graduating from the Military Academy he served in the Soviet Army Cavalry. 1935-40 taught at M. Frunze in Moscow, 1943-54 at K. Voroshilov Military Academy; assistant professor (1940).
June 6, 1940 After the USSR occupation of Lithuania, July 7, 1940, Soviet troops (so-called Lithuanian People's Armed Forces) ) commander. August 8, 1940 - 1941 Soviet Twenty-Ninth Territorial Rifle Corps deputy commander. January 1, 1942 - April 4, 1943 Sixteenth Lithuanian Rifle Division of the Soviet Army commander; after the failed fighting near Alexeievka dismissed. He wrote works on the cavalry and discussed the events of 1918-19 in Lithuania from the Soviet ideological point of view.