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Aleksandr Augustovicb GUZYAVICHYUS

writer , board member

Aleksandr GUZYAVICHYUS, Lithuania writer; board member, Lithuania Union of Writers. Stalin Prize, 1951; Order of Lenin, 1954.

Background

GUZYAVICHYUS, Aleksandr was born in 1908 in Moscow.

Career

1921 moved to Lithuania. Since 1925 worked for revolutionary movement and underground Communist newspapers “Balsas”, “Darbininku jaunimas”, etc., to which he contributed stories and essays. 1931-1938 in prison; was Lithuania Minister of Culture.

Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1954 convocation.