Nairi ZARYAN, USSR Armenian poet and writer. Board, USSR Union of Writers; board and Presidium member, Armenian Union of Writers. Order of Lenin; Order of Red Banner of Labor; other orders; medals. Member, Communist Party, since 1930.
ZARYAN, Nairi was born in 1900 in Vansky Vilayet, Turkey.
Chairman, Armenian Committee the Defense of Peace. 1957 severely criticized at Assembly of Armenian Literature and Art Activists for his novel “Mat” (Mother! for allegedly attacking Party’s Leninist nationality policy and for taking “inadmissible” stand on this matter. 1958 criticized Pasternak and demanded his expulsion from Union of Writers for his novel “Doctor Zhivago”.