Elizaveta Iakovlevna Drabkina

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Drabkina, Elizaveta Iakovlevna


Born Dec. 3 (16), 1901, in Brussels; died Feb. 7, 1974, in Moscow. Soviet Russian writer and publicist. Member of the CPSU from 1917.

Born into the family of professional revolutionaries, Drabkina was active in the revolutionary movement and was la. M. Sverdlov’s secretary. She graduated from the Sverdlov Communist University in 1921 and from the Institute of the Red Professorial in 1927. Drabkina depicted the years of the revolution, the establishment of the Soviet regime, and prominent leaders of the Russian and international communist movements in her novel The Fatherland (1934) and in the fictionalized memoirs Black Biscuits (1957-60; 2nd and enlarged ed., 1963), The Story of the Unwritten Book (1961), and Winter Pass (1968). Drabkina also wrote books on contemporary capitalist society, such as Where Robots Replace Men (1958) and Black on White (1959), and the biographical study A. I. Ul’ianova-Elizarova (1970).


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