Leonid KOVALENKO, USSR Ukrainia poet and literature critic. Candidate of Philological Science since 1954; senior associate, Shevchenko Institute of Literature, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences, since 1958.
KOVALENKO, Leonid was born in 1922 in village Germanovka, now Kiev Oblast.
1948 graduated Kiev University. Completed postgrad, course at Institute of Literature, Ukrainia Academy of Sciences.
1941-1945 commander of reconnaissance at the front. 1957-1958 Deputy Executive Editor, journal “Radyanske literaturoznavstvo” (Soviet Literary Criticism). Specialist in Soviet Ukrainia literature.