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Platon Nikitich VORONKO

board member , poet

Platon VORONKO, Ukrainia poet; board member, Ukrainia Union of Writers. Stalin Prize, 1951.

Background

VORONKO, Platon was born in 1913 in village Chemetchina, now Sumy Oblast.

Education

1932 graduated Kharkov Road Construction Technicum. Since 1936 studied at Gorky Lit. Institute, USSR Union of Writers, Moscow.

Career

1932 Communist Youth League work in Stalinabad. 1939 volunteer in Red Army. 1939-1940 fought in Soviet- Finnish War.

In World War II commanded partisan detachment.