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Vladimir Vladimirovich Ermilov

Vladimir Ermilov, USSR Literary critic.

Background

  • Ermilov, Vladimir was born on October 29, 1904 in Moscow.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Moscow University in 1924.

    Career

    • 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.

    Religion

    Religion is bad because it makes people base the way they run their lives on a falsehood.

    Views

    Every Soviet citizen has rights to express his or her opinion, but it should be in accordance with the general interests of the society.

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    Born October 29, 1904
    Died November 19, 1965
    (aged 61)
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