Since April 2016, has taken direct part in criminal activity in the temporarily occupied territories of the East of Ukraine.
Position and place of service before he was seconded to participate in the armed aggression of Russia against Ukraine: was at disposal of the Chief of the Main Directorate for Human Resources of the Russian Armed Forces.
Date and place of birth: born on 08.12.1957 in Ulianovsk, the Russian Federation.
Leningrad Suvorov Military School (1975);
Sverdlovsk Higher Military-Political Tank-Artillery School (1979);
Humanitarian Academy of the Russian Armed Forces (1992);
post graduate studies in Military University of the Russian Armed Forces (1995);
Russian Academy of State Service under the President of the Russian Federation (2002).
Military service at the commanding positions:
1979–1989 – deputy commander of the motorized rifle company, battalion, deputy commander of artillery regiment in Baltic, Turkestan, North Caucasian Military Districts and Grouping of Soviet Troops in Germany;
1992–1995 – post graduate studies in Military University of the Russian Armed Forces;
1995–2008 – senior officer, head of department, head of Directorate of Patriotic Education and Public Affairs of the Main Directorate of Educational Work of the Russian Armed Forces;
in 2008 – took discharge from the Russian Armed Forces.
In 2014 he returned to the Russian Armed Forces at the military service on contract base.
2008–2014 – held the leading positions at the Federal Service for supervision over observance of laws in the sphere of cultural heritage and Department of cultural heritage in Moscow.
A main task of Major-General M.YEFIMOV in the temporarily occupied territories of the East of Ukraine is to form and develop a new ideological platform not only for Russian occupation forces grouping but for the benefit of the so-called “people’s republics”.
A candidature of Major-General M.YEFIMOV was recommended to the military-political leadership of Russia for performing of “duty-combat” assignments of ideological vector in Ukraine by the Chief of HR Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces Major-General SMYSLOV Mykhailo Viacheslavovych. Major-General YEFIMOV co-educated in Sverdlovsk Higher Military-Political Tank-Artillery School with Major-General SMYSLOV and maintains relations with him.
Additional information: he is an author of article on psychological structure of personality’s ideology, study guides for Military University of the Russian Armed Forces. He received awards from the Russian imperial house “Order of Saint Nicolas the Wonderworker” of 1st class, order of “Holy Anna” of 2nd class. For political views is a monarchist.