Mikhail Ivanovich Ershov (1924-2004) is a Soviet film director. People's Artist of the RSFSR (1977). Member of the CPSU (b) since 1945. MI Ershov was born on December 10, 1924 in the village of Kamkino (now Baryatinsky district, Kaluga region). Since 1958, after graduating from the directing department of VGIK (workshop of SI Yutkevich), the director of the Lenfilm studio. Member of the Great Patriotic War, Mikhail Ershov belonged to a generation of "front-line filmmakers" and entered a large cinematography with the theme of heroism of the people during the war. He was seriously wounded on August 2, 1942. MI Ershov died on September 29, 2004. He was buried in St. Petersburg on the Kovalevsky cemetery.