Abramov, Kuzma

Abramov, Kuz’ma Grigor’evich


Born Nov. 12, 1914, in the village of Starye Naimany, now Bol’shebereznikov Raion, Mordovian ASSR. Soviet Mordovian writer. Member of the CPSU since 1962; Honored Writer of the Mordovian ASSR since 1964.

Abramov’s first work was published in 1935. He is the author of several anthologies of short stories, among them Short Stories (1959), Golden-brown Braids (1961), and The Young Hop Plant (1968), and of several plays, including New Strength (1951), Housewarming (1964), and To Each His Own (1969). Abramov’s most important work is Naiman, a trilogy of novels (in Russian translation: The Forest Hasn’t Stopped Rustling, 1961; People Have Grown Close, 1962; and Smoke Over the Earth, 1966) based on the life of a Soviet Mordovian village from the 1920’s through the 1950’s. His novel A Burden One Chooses Is Not Heavy (1967) deals with moral and ethical problems. Abramov has been awarded two orders and various medals.


Pisateli Sovetskoi Mordovii. Saransk, 1958.
Zabavina, V. K. G. Abramov: Ocherk zhizni i tvorchestva. Saransk, 1966.
Dalada, N. “Les shumit.” In his book Vesennii veter. Moscow, 1968.