Fomenko, Vladimir Dmitrievich
Born Sept. 16 (29), 1911, in Chernigov. Soviet Russian writer. Member of the CPSU since 1949.
In 1941, Fomenko graduated from the department of language and literature of the Rostov Pedagogical Institute. He took part in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45. His works, first published in 1946, include the collections of essays An Affair of Honor (1946), Ordinary People (1947), and Man in the Steppe (1949) and the short-story collections One Line (1951), Short Stories (1952), and Hunter’s Vein (1953). His novel Memory of the Earth (books 1–2, 1961–70) records the great changes brought about in the lives of the Don villagers by the construction of the Volga-Don Ship Canal. It also depicts the struggle to eradicate vestiges of private ownership and explores the role and methods of party leadership. The novel has been translated into foreign languages. Fomenko has been awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor and various medals.
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