Grigorii Georgievich Belvkh
Grigorii Georgievich Belvkh, USSR Author.
Belvkh, Grigorii Georgievich was born in 1906.
In 1927, in collaboration with L. Panteleev, wrote a story of the besprizorniki called Respublika Shkid, which at once became and remains a classic of children’s literature in the Soviet Union. Arrested in Leningrad, 1937. According to his co-author, a group of writers wrote to Stalin asking for the transfer of Belykh to a labour camp.
The answer, a refusal, arrived after he had already died of tuberculosis in the prison hospital.