Medina BOGDANOVA, USSR Russian literary critic. Communist Party member from 1942.
BOGDANOVA, Medina was born on December 26, 1908 in Bukhara.
1930 graduate Oriental Department, Centr Asian University. 1934 completed postgraduate studies at Institute of Nationalities, USSR Centr Executive Committee.
Studied lit of Centr Asia and Kaz. Helped latinize, then cyrillicize alphabets of Turkic-speaking peoples of USSR. Wrote first study of history of Kir lit Kirgizskaya literature (Kirghiz Literature) (1947).
Articles on folklore and epics of peoples of Centr Asia.