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Elena Nikolaevna Nedei'skaia

poetess

Elena Nedei'skaia, USSR Poetess.

Background

Nedei'skaia, Elena was born in 1906.

Career

Left Russia during the Civil War with her parents. Grew up in Harbin (Kharbin), which was, in the 1920s- 40s, a unique free Russian city on Chinese soil. Became a well-known poetess, publishing her poems in local Russian newspapers.

After the Communist take-over in China, moved with other Russian exiles to Australia. Continued to write poetry, and became the ‘Poetess of the Russian Harbin’.