Aleksey SURKOV, Russ, poet. Candidate Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, since 1956; Secretary, USSR Union of Writers, since 1959, and board member, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Union of Writers; Chief Editor, journal “Druzhba Narodov” (Friendship of Peoples) since 1958. Order of Lenin; Red Banner; Badge of Honor; two Order of Red Star; two Stalin Prizes, 1946, 1951. Member, Communist Party, since 1925.
Deputy, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Supreme Soviet of 1947 and 1951 convocation. Deputy, and member, Committee Foreign Affairs, Soviet of Nationalities, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1954 and 1958 convocation. 1954-1959 First Secretary, USSR Union of Writers.
Presidium member, Soviet Committee the Defense of Peace. Member, World Peace Council. Chairman, Soviet-British Society, since 1958.
Visited England five times with various delegate. 1960 member, Soviet Committee the Defense of Peace delegation Stockholm, and USSR Union of Writers delegation Italy. 1918-1922 in Red Army on Northwestern Front.
1922-1924 cultural - instructive worker. Secretary, Volost Executive Committee, and agricultural corresponding, Serednevo. 1924-1925 Communist Youth League and Party work in Rybinsk.
1926-1930 newspaper edition in Yaroslavl. 1934-1939 instructor, Editing and Publ. Institute, and Co-Editor, journal “Literaturnaya ucheba” (Literary Studies).
1939-1940 staff member, army newspaper “Geroichesky pokhod” (Heroic Campaign). During World War II war correspondent, newspapers “Krasnoarmeyskaya pravda” and “Krasnaya zvezda”.