Born in 1924. Graduated from the 7th grade of the school in Ostyako-Vogulsk. The elder brother and sister studied, the mother did not work, the father was arrested in 1937, the family experienced financial difficulties, so Stepan was forced to leave school and go to work. In 1942 S.T. Bugaev was drafted into the ranks of the Red Army. In April 1943, while at the front, he disappeared without a trace.