Editor oiMolodaia Gvardiia in the late 1920s. One of the leaders of RAPP, 1928. Became known later as a servile and virulent Stalinist, his denunciations leading to the imprisonment and death of many of his former literary colleagues.
Chief editor of Literaturnaia Gazeta, 1946-1950, during the Zhdanovshchina. Lost his influence after Stalin’s death.