(1899 – 1983)
Surkov Alexey Alexandrovich (1.10.1899, the village of Sereznevo, Rybinsk district of Yaroslavl province – 14.6.1983), poet, public figure, lieutenant colonel (1943), Hero of Socialist Labor (1969), twice winner of the Stalin Prize (1946, 1951). Educated at the Literary Department of the Institute of Red Professors (1934). Participant of the Civil and Soviet-Finnish wars. In 1925 he joined the CPSU (b). Wrote hurray-patriotic poems, glorifying the heroism of the Civil War. In 1934 he made a collection of “Rovesniki”, and then others. The author of texts of popular songs, among which the most famous were “Konarmeiskaya”, “Struggle in a close stove of fire,” “Song of the Bold”, etc. A characteristic example of his work was the poems published in Pravda on 26.1.1937 during the process of cause “
Here they are all: – lackeys of generals,
blood spies and friends of spies –
Serebryakov, Sokolnikov, Muralov,
Dvulichny Radek, mean Pyatakov.
Death to the scoundrels, trampled on the dirt by the trust of the
During the Great Patriotic War, a military correspondent for the newspapers “Krasnoarmeiskaya Pravda” and “Krasnaya Zvezda”; he published 10 collections of poems, including “Roads lead to the West” (1942), “Soldier’s Heart” and “Poems about hatred” (1943),
Materials from the book: Zalessky K. A. The Empire of Stalin. Biographical encyclopedic dictionary. Moscow, Veche, 2000.