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Vladimir Mikhailovich Kirshon

playwright , author

Vladimir Kirshon, USSR Author, playwright.

Background

Kirshon, Vladimir was born on August 6, 1902 in Nalchik, in the Northern Caucasus.

Education

Graduated from Sverdlov University, Moscow.

Career

During the Civil War, fought with the Reds, 1918-1920. One of most vocal exponents of radical communist views in the late 1920s-early1930s. Leader of RAPP. In his plays, praised the Stalinist type of ruthless political leader and glorified the collectivization campaign.

Became a victim of false accusations, and perished during the Stalin purges. Officially rehabilitated under Khrushchev, 1956.