Gadiev, Tsomak

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Gadiev, Tsomak Sekaevich


(Mikhail Iur’evich Gadiev). Born Jan. 2 (14), 1883; died Oct. 24, 1931. Soviet Ossetian poet. Member of the CPSU from 1919. Son of S. Gadiev.

Gadiev graduated from Dorpat (now Tartu) University. For his participation in the revolutionary movement, he was arrested in 1908 and condemned to exile for life in Siberia. He returned to his home after the February Revolution of 1917; he took part in the Great October Socialist Revolution and the struggle for Soviet power in North Ossetia. Gadiev’s poetry is imbued with enthusiasm for the revolution (poems “The People,” “The Alarm,” “The Call to Battle”). He wrote a drama entitled Those Who Are Headed for Happiness (1928) about events of the Civil War; the novella Honor of Our Forefathers (1931), which describes the process of collectivization in Ossetia; and articles on the creative work of K. Khetagurov, E. Britaev, S. Bagraev, and others.


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