He was born in the village of Monastyrsky, in the Saratov region.
According to the writer, he has two main themes: collectivization and the Great Patriotic War. He fought in Stalingrad, on the Kursk Bulge in mortar, artillery units, the war ended with an employee of an army newspaper. In his books “Soldiers” and “My Stalingrad” he attaches great importance to the documentary narration, the story of real faces, whom he calls “bravest and cleverest”. And, recognizing them, you think: how many such people, the colors of the nation, have not returned from the war and how this has been seriously affected in the postwar fate of the country. In the novel Drachuny, the only surviving teenager in the famine year of 1933, the teenager is