(1920 – 1993)
Kondratiev Vyacheslav Leonidovich (1920 – 1993), the prose writer.
He was born on October 30, 1920. Since childhood he has been interested in literature and art. After high school was drafted into the Red Army, served in the Far East. By the beginning of the Great Patriotic War he was a sergeant, he fought on the Western Front.
Kondratiev’s first work – the story “Sashka” – appeared in the magazine “Friendship of Peoples” in 1979 and. immediately received a high evaluation of criticism and recognition of readers. Inspired by success, he publishes the following...
In 1985 he published a series of military stories, later included in the books “On the Field of Ovsyannikovsky” and “Selizharovsky Trakt”. In 1988, the novel “The Red Gate.” The last work – the story “This forty-eighth…” – was published in the magazine “Youth” in 1990.
Severe illness led to a tragic outcome – the writer committed suicide on September 24, 1993.
A short biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.