|Far Eastern Commander of the NKVD|
10 July 1934 – 31 July 1937
|Succeeded by||Vsevolod Balitsky|
|Born||Terenty Dmitrievich Deribas
Uspenskoe, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire
|Died||July 28, 1938(aged 55)|
|Political party||Communist Party of the Soviet Union|
In November 1918, Deribas joined the Cheka and the Red Army, and was chief of the political department of several divisions. He took part in the suppression of counter-revolutionary uprisings, including those of Kronstadt and Tambov.
During the Great Purge, Deribas was removed from his post (31 July 1937), then arrested (12 August 1937), sentenced to death (28 July 1938), and shot on the same day, at the firing range Kommunarka.
He was posthumously rehabilitated on 31 December 1957.
- "Жертвы политического террора в СССР". Lists.memo.ru. Retrieved 2013-06-12.
- The information in this article is partially based on that in its Russian equivalent.