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Aleksandr Ivanovich YAKIMOVICH

writer , board member

Aleksandr YAKIMOVICH, Belarusian writer of children's literature; board member, Belarusian Union of Writers. Order of Red Banner of Labor; medals.

Background

YAKIMOVICH, Aleksandr was born in 1904 in village Churilovo, now Minsk Oblast.

Education

1926 graduated Belarusian Pedagogical Technicum, Minsk. 1930 graduated Belarusian University.

Career

Adapts Belarusian folk tales and translates Russ, writers. 1926-1941 member, Editorial Board, children's periodicals “Bclarusski piyaner” and “Iskra llicha”. Taught Belarusian language and literature in technicums.

1941-1942 high-school teacher, Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, then Executive Seer, of a rayon newspaper, Kazakhstan. 1942-1943 frontline service in Red Army. After World War II for a long time Editor, children's periodical “Byarozka” (The Little Birchtree) and Chief Editor for Children’s Lit., Belarusian State Publishing House.