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Bedny, Demyan (1883-1945), a poet

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Bedny, Demyan (the real name and surname is Yefim Alekseyevich Pridvorov; 1883-1945), a poet. D. Bedny descended from a peasant's family. From 1904 till 1908 Bedny attended the historic and philological faculty of the St. Petersburg University (he did not graduated from it). From 1899 Bedny published poems of loyal subject content and lyric poetry in periodicals press. In 1912 he joined in the Russian Social-Democratic Workers' Party (Bolsheviks). He took an active part in Bolshevistic newspapers "Zvezda" ("The Star", from 1911) and "Pravda" ("The Truth", from 1912). D. Bedny is the author of satirical feuilletons in verses, fables, poems, epigrams and songs that were very popular during the Civil War. In summer 1917 (from June 6) Bedny lived at his country house in Mustamyaki (now it is Gorkovskoye settlement of the Vyborg district). Where he had meetings with A.M. Gorky. Here Bedny wrote the epic poem "Pro zemlyu, pro volyu, pro rabochuyu dolyu" ("About the Land, about the Freedom, about Works' Fate"). He was buried at the Novodevichye cemetery in Moscow.

Margolis, Aleksandr Davidovich

Bedny, Demyan ( the real name was E.A. Pridvorov)
Gorky, Maxim ( Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov)

Leningrad Oblast, the/Vyborg District/Gorkovskoye Settlement

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