Igor MURATOV, USSR Ukrainia writer and poet; Major; board member, Ukrainia Union of Writers. Stalin Prize, 1951.
MURATOV, Igor was born in 1916 in Kharkov.
1939 graduated Kharkov University.
1939-1940, during Soviet-Finnish war, Editor, newspaper of Shchors 44th Infantry Division. 1942 captured during battles around Kharkov but escaped in 1944. Subjected to investigation but restored to rank of officer and put to work for military press.
1954-1958 edited newspaper “Za vozvrashchenie na rodinu” (For Return to the Fatherland), published in East Berlin.