(1911 – 1987)
Nekrasov Victor Platonovich (1911 – 1987), the prose writer.
Born June 4 (17 N. s.) In Kiev in the family of a doctor. After high school enters the architectural faculty of the Kiev Construction Institute, which ends in 1936. At the same time he studied at the theater studio at the theater of Russian drama. He worked as an actor and theater artist in theaters in Kiev, Vladivostok, Kirov and Rostov-on-Don.
With the outbreak of the Patriotic War, Nekrasov renounces his armor, goes to the front, having traveled from Rostov to Stalingrad. He was an engineer of sapper troops, commanded a battalion.
After the war, in 1947, the work of V. Nekrasov “In the Trenches of Stalin-City” appeared in the journal “Znamya”, marked by the Stalin Prize, which the writer gave wheelchairs for the invalids of war.
V. Nekrasov came to literature not as a writer, he came as a soldier who saw the everyday life of the war and was only trying to tell the truth about them…, critics wrote about him. And this was true: in his unpublished 1954 novel “In his native city”, for whose publication he was subjected to harsh party criticism of the journal Znamia, and Vs. Vishnevsky (editor in chief) was dismissed from his job.
In 1959 Nekrasov wrote the novel “Kira Georgievna” and appeared in the Literary Gazette with a series of articles on the need to perpetuate the memory of Soviet people shot by Nazis in 1941 in Babi Yar. Nekrasov began to blame for the organization of “mass Zionist gatherings.” And yet the monument in Babi Yar was established, and this is a great merit of the writer. In the 1960s he made trips to Italy, America and France, the impressions of which are described in the essays “First acquaintance”, “On both sides of the ocean”, “Month in France”. The main thing for him is “to be yourself, not to lie, not to pretend, not to flatter.” After the harsh words of N. Khrushchev, the writer appeared in the press articles accusing Nekrasov of “idleness” before the West. In Kiev, the writer’s apartment was searched, All printed materials, magazines, photographic materials, etc. were seized. For six days Nekrasov was interrogated by the investigator. In 1974, the writer emigrated to Paris. Abroad he wrote for newspapers and magazines, for radio, lectured on Russian literature. He continued his creative work: the novel “Stalingrad” (1981), “How I Became Chevalier” (1986).
The last work of V. Nekrasov – “Little sad story.” V. Nekrasov died on September 3, 1987 in Paris.
A short biography from the book: Russian writers and poets. A short biographical dictionary. Moscow, 2000.