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Lev Abramovich KASSIL

journalist , writer , board member

Lev KASSIL, Russ, writer and journalist; board member, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Union of Writers. Order of Red Banner of Labor; Order of Red Star; Badge of Honor; medals; Stalin Prize, 1951.

Background

KASSIL, Lev was born in 1905 in Engels, now Saratov Oblast.

Education

Studied at Saratov Art Practice Institute. Studied at Physico-Mathematical Faculty Moscow University.

Career

1925-1927 electrician. Poster artist; 1927 Moscow corresponding, “Pravda Vostoka”, Tashkent, and “Sovetskaya” Sibir”, Novosibirsk. Contributor to journal “Novi Lef” (New Left Front in Literature), “Izvestia”.

During World War П corresponding, All-Union Radio Committee on Northern Front (Transpolar), then in southern sections of the front. Wrote chiefly for children.