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Aleksandr Alfredovich BEK

journalist , author

Aleksandr Bek, USSR Author, journalist.

Background

Bek, Aleksandr was born in 1903 in Saratov.

Career

During the Civil War fought with the Reds. Became a well known journalist in the 1920s. World War II war correspondent, and author of novels.

Editor of the almanac Lileraiurnaia Moskva. During the Khrushchev thaw, wrote an antiStalinist novel Novoe Naznachenie, which was announced for publication in the magazine Novyi Mir in 1965, but did not appear. It was later published in West Germany, 1971, attracting world wide attention.

Religion

Religious edicts impose irrational rules on people’s behaviour.

Views

Strong communist party can create a new and better society with neither rich nor poor.