Valentin OVECHKIN, Russ, writer; board member, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic and USSR Unions of Writers. Order of Red Banner of Labor, 1954. Member, Communist Party, since 1929.
Ovechkin, Valentin was born in 1904 in Moscow.
Communist Party member. Was one of the editors of the magazine Novyi Mir. In the early 1960s, criticised Khrushchev’s cult of personality.
At the end of 1962, wrote a letter to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union demanding agricultural reforms on the Yugoslav model (abolishment of the kolkhozes). Put into a psychiatric hospital, but soon released.