Lydia Chukovskaya, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Lydia Chukovskaya

Russian writer and poet

Date of Birth: 11-Mar-1907

Place of Birth: Saint Petersburg

Date of Death: 07-Feb-1996

Profession: writer, poet, contributing editor, literary critic, children's writer, memoirist, prosaist

Nationality: Russia

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


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About Lydia Chukovskaya

  • Lydia Korneyevna Chukovskaya (Russian: ??´??? ?????´???? ????´?????, IPA: ['l?id??j? k?r'n?ej?vn? t??'kofsk?j?] (listen); 24 March [O.S.
  • 11 March] 1907 – February 8, 1996) was a Soviet writer, poet, editor, publicist, memoirist and dissident.
  • Her deeply personal writings reflect the human cost of Soviet totalitarianism, and she devoted much of her career to defending dissidents such as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Andrei Sakharov.
  • The daughter of the celebrated children's writer Korney Chukovsky, she was wife of scientist Matvei Bronstein, and a close associate and chronicler of the poet Anna Akhmatova.
  • She was the first recipient in 1990 of the new Andrei Sakharov Prize For Writer's Civic Courage.

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