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Platon Nikitich VORONKO

Platon VORONKO, Ukrainia poet; board member, Ukrainia Union of Writers. Stalin Prize, 1951.

Background

  • VORONKO, Platon was born in 1913 in village Chemetchina, now Sumy Oblast.

  • Education

    • 1932 graduated Kharkov Road Construction Technicum. Since 1936 studied at Gorky Lit. Institute, USSR Union of Writers, Moscow.

    Career

    • 1932 Communist Youth League work in Stalinabad. 1939 volunteer in Red Army. 1939-1940 fought in Soviet- Finnish War.

      In World War II commanded partisan detachment.
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    Award