Chobanu, Ion

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Chobanu, Ion Konstantinovich


Born Nov. 6,1927, in the village of Budei, in what is now Teleneshty Raion. Soviet Moldavian writer. Member of the CPSU since 1947.

Chobanu’s novel Kodry (books 1–2, 1952–57; Russian translation, 1958) is a broad epic narrative that depicts the hard lot of the Moldavian people in the past and portrays the struggle waged by the working people under Communist leadership for liberation and for reunification with the Soviet motherland. The novel Bridges (1966; Russian translation, 1968) deals with life in a Moldavian village during and immediately after the war. The novel Kukoara (1975) was written as a sequel.

Between 1961 and 1965, Chobanu was chairman of the administrative board of the Writers’ Union of the Moldavian SSR. He served as a deputy to the sixth through ninth convocations of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Chobanu has been awarded two orders and various medals.


Teriia slovei meestrite. Kishinev, 1971.


Ocherk istorii moldavskoi sovetskoi literatury. Moscow, 1963.
Kozhevnikov, Iu. “Dorogoi narodnoi zhizni.” Druzhba narodov, 1968, no. 6.
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