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 Konstantin Simonov

Born:   November 28, 1915
Deceased:   August 28, 1979

Russian Soviet writer, military correspondent


Konstantin Simonov was born in Petrograd on November 28, 1915. Though the boy's father was of Armenian origin, Konstantin was brought up by his stepfather in Ryazan, where he and his mother moved. After finishing school he studied at a  technical training college and then was a factory worker for a short while.
After moving to Moscow in 1931 he entered the Gorky Literature Institute and graduated from it with several large works already written by him. During World War II Konstantin Simonov served as a military war correspondent and visited nearly all the frontlines.
After the war he was very dedicated to writing and was the editor-in-chief of a large literary magazine. Konstantin Simonov was a member of the Union of Writers and a very popular author. He was married to Larisa Zhadova and had several children.
Konstantin Simonov died on August 28, 1979 and was cremated in Moscow. His ashes were dispelled on the Buichinsky Field, where his widows' ashes were dispelled too one and a half year later.

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