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Encyclopedia > Aleksandr Tvardovsky

Aleksandr Trifonovich Tvardovsky (Александр Трифонович Твардовский) (21 June 191018 December 1971) was a Soviet poet, chief editor of Novy Mir literary magazine (1950-1954, 1958-1970). June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... In the Gregorian Calendar, December 18 is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years), at which point there will be 13 days remaining to the end of the year. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Motto: Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Russian: Workers of the world, unite!) Anthem: The Internationale (1922-1944) Hymn of the Soviet Union (1944-1991) Capital (and largest city) Moscow None; Russian de facto Government Federation of Soviet Republics  - Last President Mikhail Gorbachev  - Last Premier Ivan Silayev Establishment October Revolution   - Declared... Novy Mir (rus. ...

Recipient of Stalin Prize (USSR State Prize) (1941, 1946, 1947, 1971) and of Lenin Prize (1961, for the poem Expanse after Expanse (За далью - даль)). The USSR State Prize (Russian:Госуда́рственная пре́мия СССР) was the Soviet Unions highest civilian honour. ... Stalin Prize medal State Prize medal The USSR State Prize (Russian:Госуда́рственная пре́мия СССР) was the Soviet Unions highest civilian honour. ... Lenin Prize (Russian: Ле́нинская пре́мия) was one of the highest awards in the Soviet Union. ...

Vasili Tyorkin

His most popular poem was Vasili Tyorkin (Василий Тёркин, also known as A book about a Soldier, "Книга про бойца") (1941-1945) about an ordinary but not so ordinary soldier in the Great Patriotic War. Filled with humor, the poem was a hymn of optimism and resourcefulness of the Russian soldier. It was surprisingly non-politicized, down-to-Earth, and intentionally devoid of any picturesque heroism. It was printed chapter by chapter and immediately sent to the front in newspapers and magazines. The Eastern Front1 was the theatre of combat between Nazi Germany and its allies against the Soviet Union during World War II. It was somewhat separate from the other theatres of the war, not only geographically, but also for its scale and ferocity. ...

External links

  • Aleksandr Tvardovsky. Autobiography
  • Aleksandr Tvardovsky. Poems

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