1920-1924 at Dept, of Ethnology and Linguistics, Petrograd University. 1920-1923 ut Institute of Oriental Languages.
1920 received prize in competition for story “Odinnadtsataya aksioma” (The Eleventh Axiom). Joined “Seraphion Brothers” literature group. 1924-1929 postgrad, student, 1929 senior associate, Leningrad University.
1929 gave up research work. During World War II USSR Telegraph Agency war correspondent, then “Izvestia” corresponding on Leningrad Front.