Agniya Lvovna BARTO
Agniya BARTO, Russ, poetess, playwright and children's writer. Member, Central Auditing Commission, USSR Union of Writers. Stalin Prize, 1950; Order of Red Banner of Labor, 1956.
BARTO, Agniya was born in 1906 in Moscow.
Studied at Moscow Theatrical School.
1925 first work published. 1941-1945 at Moscow Radio Committee. Staff member, newspapers “Komsomolskaya pravda”, “Trud”, “Uralsky rabochiy”, etc.
Gave readings of Soviet patriotic verse in military units. 1937 member, Soviet delegation International Anti-Fascist Congress, Spain.