Dmitry Stonov Edit Profile
Dmitry Stonov attended the Brest-Litovsk Commercial School during 1906-1912, but did not graduate.
He then studied weaving in Lodz, Poland.
Dmitry Stonov worked as a weaver, and from 1916 - on railway construction in Valdai, Russian Federation.
He began publishing his works in 1919. In 1922 he moved to Moscow and changed his last name from Vlodavsky to Stonov. He became later a correspondent for the newspapers Izvestia, Gudok, Trud.
In 1929 Stonov wrote his famous novel "The Family of Raskins".
During World War II, Stonov served as a decorated officer. After demobilization, he worked at the Soviet Information Bureau and taught at the Literary Institute.
However, in March 1949 Stonov was arrested and sentenced to 10 years in a Siberian work camp. He was released in 1954.
In 1959 Stonov published his novel "Teklya and Her Friends".
Dmitry Stonov died on December 29, 1962, in Moscow, Russian Federation.
Quotations: "I cannot write common letters and use common gray words and standard small ideas - I don't know how. That is why I am silent and I torture myself for this silence, for the silent are dead, and we are supposed to be alive."
Dmitry Stonov married Anna Zinovievna Idlin, a teacher, in 1928. Their son Leonid Stonov was born in 1932.
After the war, Stonov adopted the niece of his wife, Elena Nikolaevna Volosevich, who became Elena Dmitrievna Stonova.