(17.07.1923 – 19.07.1993)
Osetrov Eugene Ivanovich (July 17, 1923, Kostroma – July 19, 1993, Moscow). He grew up in a family of librarians. In 1938, for his first verses, he received a letter signed by K. Chukovsky. In 1941 he was drafted into the army. He fought in the Smolensk region. He served as a signalman. Participated in the crossing of the Desna and the Dnieper. In March 1943, he was seriously wounded. An interesting detail. During the war, Nikolai Rylenkov unexpectedly drew attention to Osetroff’s materials. Not yet knowing Osetrova personally, but introducing him as a scribe, the well-known poet gave the name of Osetra to the hero of one of the poems, who was in love with literature. Demobilized in 1944 in the rank of captain, he returned to Kostroma.