Anatoliy SOFRONOV, Russ, writer, poet and playwright. Board, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Union of Writers, since 1957; board member, USSR Union of Writers, since 1958; Deputy Chairman, Peace Fund, Soviet Committee the Defense of Peace, since 1961; Chief Editor, journal “Ogonek”, since 1953. Order of Lenin, 1961; two Stalin Prizes, 1948, 1949. Member, Communist Party, since 1940.
Since 1952 member, Soviet Society for the Defense of Peace. Executive Seer, and Deputy Chairman, Soviet Committee Solidarity of Asian and African Countries. 1957-1958 visited various countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America as newspaper corresponding.
During early 1930's at Rostov Agriculture Machinery Plant. 1937-1941 literature activity. 1941-1942 member, edition staffs of Western Front army newspapers.
1942-1945 special war correspondent for “Izvestia”.