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Pavel Nikolaevich Vasil’ev

poet

Pavel Vasil’ev, USSR Poet.

Background

Vasil’ev, Pavel was born on December 25, 1910 in Zaisan, Kazakhstan. Son of a Semirechenskii Cossack.

Career

Very popular in his time. Amazingly sincere poet in the sycophantic atmosphere of the 1930s. Arrested and disappeared in the Gulag, circumstances of death unknown.

Poems re-published during the Khrushchev thaw in the late 1950s.