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Saken Seifullin

Saken Seifullin, USSR Author, editor, politician.

Background

  • Seifullin, Saken was born on June 12, 1894 in a village in Kazakhstan.

  • Education

    • Studied at the Omsk Teachers’ Seminary, 1913-1916.

    Career

    • First story published in 1910. During the February and October Revolutions 1917, a Bolshevik official in Kazakhstan, member of the Akmolinsk Revkom (revolutionary committee). In 1918, taken prisoner by the Whites, but escaped.

      In 1919, a Communist Party worker in Akmolinsk. In 1920, in Orenburg. From 1922-1925, chairman of the Sovnarkom of the Kazakh Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic and full member of the VTSIK. From 192537, editor of Trudovoi Kazakh (Working Kazakh), then editor-in-chief of Literary Front (in the Kazakh language).

      One of the first Soviet Kazakh writers. Arrested in 1938, perished in the Gulag.

    Religion

    All religious orders impose irrational rules of good and bad behaviour.

    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 June 12, 1894
    Died 1939
    (aged 44)
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