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Agniya Lvovna BARTO

poetess , Russ , playwright and children's writer

Agniya BARTO, Russ, poetess, playwright and children's writer. Member, Central Auditing Commission, USSR Union of Writers. Stalin Prize, 1950; Order of Red Banner of Labor, 1956.


BARTO, Agniya was born in 1906 in Moscow.


Studied at Moscow Theatrical School.


1925 first work published. 1941-1945 at Moscow Radio Committee. Staff member, newspapers “Komsomolskaya pravda”, “Trud”, “Uralsky rabochiy”, etc.

Gave readings of Soviet patriotic verse in military units. 1937 member, Soviet delegation International Anti-Fascist Congress, Spain.