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Grin, Elmar (Aleksandr Vasilyevich) (1909-?), a writer

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Elmar Grin (the real name is Aleksandr Vasilyevich Yakimov; 1909-?), a writer. Elmar Grin was born in a peasant family in Kivenappa village of the Vyborg Gubernia (now it is Pervomayskoye settlement of the Vyborg District). He was brought up in the Lintulsky Monastery of the Holy Trinity. During 1922-1929 Grin went on foot through Baltic countries, Europe and a part of the USSR. During 1929-1934 he served at the Baltic Navy. Ferst Grin's stories were published in 1937. He was the author of novels: "Veter s yuga" ("The Wind from the South", 1946; it was awarded the State Prize of the USSR in 1947) and "Drugoy put" ("The Other Way", 1956) that were devoted to Finnish peasants life; and the narrative "Zil-byl Matti" ("There was Matti", 1981).

Margolis, Aleksandr Davidovich

Grin, Elmar (A.V. Yakimov)

Leningrad Oblast, the/Vyborg District/Pervomayskoye Settlement

Громов В.И., Файнштейн Л.А. Памятные места Ленинградской области. Л., 1959., С.384
Павловский А. И. Эльмар Грин. Критико-биографический очерк., Л., 1960, С.384
Грин А. Эльмар – вот это псевдоним // Нева. 2004. №2, С.255

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