Yukhan SMUUL, Estonia poet. Real name: Yokbannes YUREVICH. Chairman, Estonia Union of Writers, since 1953; Secretary, USSR Union of Writers, since 1959; Honorary Writer of Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic since 1956; member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party Lithuania Estonia, since 1956. Stalin Prize, 1952. Member, Communist Party, since 1951.
During World War II in Soviet Army. 1944-1946 Assistant Editor, newspaper “Sirp ja Vazar”, and Editor, journal “Pioner”. 1943 first work published.
1951-1953 Deputy Chairman, Estonia Union of Writers. 1954-1959 board and Secretariat member, USSR Union of Writers. Deputy, Estonia Supreme Soviet of 1955 and 1959 convocation.
Since 1958 Deputy, and member, Credentials Commission, Soviet of Nationalities, USSR Supreme Soviet.