Apollon Innokentevich Shadaev

Shadaev, Apollon Innokent’evich


Born Dec. 2 (15), 1902, in the ulus of Khurdut, in what is now the Ust’-Orda Buriat Autonomous Okrug, Irkutsk Oblast; died June 15,1969, in Ulan-Ude. Soviet Buriat writer. Member of the CPSU from 1941.

Shadaev is best known for his comedy Mergen (1938), which is about the establishment of kolkhozes in Buriatia. He is the author of the plays Limbe (1935), Bair (in collaboration with G. Tsydynzhapov; staged 1938), Two Untruths (1945), Spring Joy (1947), The Winged Fish (1956), and The Mistake of Erkhete the Blacksmith (1965). A scholar and collector of Buriat folk tales, he published the collections Budamshu (1949), The Magic Stone (1958), and The Little Golden Egg (1967). Shadaev’s works have been translated into the languages of the peoples of the USSR. He was awarded the order of the Badge of Honor.


Altan undegen. Ulan-Ude, 1967.
In Russian translation:
Buriat-mongol’skie narodnye skazki. Ulan-Ude, 1956.


Istoriia buriatskoi sovetskoi literatury. Ulan-Ude, 1967.