Aleksandr YASHIN, USSR Russ, writer and poet. Order of Red Star; medals; Stalin Prize, 1950; Communist Youth League Central Committee Prize, 1946. Member, Communist Party, since 1941.
YASHIN, Aleksandr was born in 1913 in village Bludnovo, now Vologda Oblast.
Graduated Pedagogical Technicum. Graduated Vologda Pedagogical Institute. 1935-1941 Gorky Lit. Institute, Moscow.
At 3rd Plenum, Board, USSR Union of Writers, censured for story “Rychagi” (Levers). 1954-1959 board member, USSR Union of Writers. 1959 member, Auditing Commission, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Union of Writers.
Until World War II village teacher. During World War II in Soviet Army. After war literature activity.