Voldemar Kazimirovich Shileiko
Shileiko, Vol’demar Kazimirovich
Born Feb. 2 (14), 1891, in St. Petersburg; died Oct. 5, 1930, in Leningrad. Soviet Assyriologist and poet.
Shileiko was a professor at Leningrad State University from 1922 to 1930. He acquainted scholars with many Sumerian, Assyro-Babylonian, Hittite, and other written works from Soviet collections. He also prepared verse translations of several Babylonian works for publication in Vostok (1922, books 1, 4).