Maksim LUZHANIN, USSR Belarusian poet; board member, Belarusian Union of Writers. Real name: KARATAY. Belarusian Supreme Soviet Presidium's Scroll of Honor, 1959.
LUZHANIN, Maksim was born in 1909 in village Prusy, now Minsk Oblast.
1928 graduated Belarusian Pedagogical Technicum. Studied at Literature and Linguistics Department, Pedagogical Faculty, Belarusian University.
1926 cofounder, Belarusian “Uzvyshsha” Literature and Artistic Society, which was subsequently dissolved as a “bourgeois national” organization. 1933 sent to concentration camp in Mariinsk. 1934 released; 1934-1941 worked on edition staff of a publications on mechanical engineer, Moscow.
1941-1944 front-line service in Soviet Army. 1945 resumed literature activities.