Viktor Nekrasov (Ви́ктор Некра́сов) (1911-1987)

Death: 3rd September 1987
Location: Cimetière de Sainte Genevieve Des Bois, Essonne, Ile-de-France, France
Cause of death: Lung Cancer
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Russian writer, journalist and editor. During World War II he fought in the Battle of Stalingrad. After the war he based his first book, Vokopakh Stalingrada / Front-line Stalingrad (1946), on his experiences. The novel was awarded the USSR State Prize for literature in 1947.
After Stalin's death in 1953 Nekrasov published In the Home Town (1954), a novel which marked a departure from the Stalin-era socialist realism in Soviet literature. In 1974 he emigrated to France where he wrote an autobiography, Newspaper of a Peculiar One (1976), and a novel, Those of the Front (1978). In 1979 Nekrasov's Soviet citizenship was revoked.