Aleksandr TVARDOVSKY, Russ, poet. Board since 1954 and Administration Secretary since 1959; USSR Union of Writers; Chief Editor, journal “Novy Mir”, since 1958; candidate member of the Central Committee, Communist Party of the Soviet Union, since 1961. three Stalin Prizes, 1941, 1946, 1947; Lenin Prize, 1961; Order of Lenin; Order of Patriotic War; Order of Red Star; medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1940.
Created a type of literature comic hero - the soldier Vasya Terkin. Translated verse from Belarusian into Ukrainia. Edited Russian-language anthologies of Belarusian and Ukrainia poetry.
Made “creative trips” trough the USSR after World War II and traveled abroad with a delegate of writers. Deputy, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Supreme Soviet of 1947, 1951 and 1959 convocation. 1924-1931 corresponding for Smolensk newspapers.
1939-1940 Red Army war-corresponding in Western Belarusian. 1939-1940 commissioned combatant in Russo-Finnish War and corresponding, newspaper “Na strazhe Rodiny”. 1941-1945 special front-line press correspondent.
195054 Chief Editor, ‘‘Novy Mir”.