Askerbi SHORTANOV, USSR Circassian (Kabardian) writer and playwright. Producer; pedagogue; associate, Kabardo-Balkar Research Institute of National Culture; Honoured Art Worker of Kabardo-Balkar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. Badge of Honor, 1957; other awards. Member, Communist Party, since 1941.
SHORTANOV, Askerbi was born in 1916 in Kabardo-Balkaria, Northern Caucasus.
Graduated Nalchik Pedagogical Technicum. Graduated Moscow Theatrical Institute.