Georgii Shtorm

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Shtorm, Georgii Petrovich


Born Sept. 12 (24), 1898, in Rostov-on-Don; died Apr. 27, 1978. Soviet Russian writer and literary historian.

The son of an office worker, Shtorm studied in the department of history and philology at Don University (now the University of Rostov) from 1919 to 1921. He was first published in 1921. Shtorm’s Tale of Bolotnikov (1930) was praised by M. Gorky. In the 1930’s he published the scholarly historical works The Bishop’s Move (also known as A Lot of Daily Life; 1930) and The Works and Days of Mikhail Lomonosov (1932). He was the author of a poetic translation of The Tale of Igor’s Campaign (1934) and of documentary-biographical books dealing with heroes of the Russian Navy, including F. F. Ushakov (1947) and Pages of Naval Glory (1954). His diligent archival research resulted in The Hidden Radishchev: The Second Life of “A Journey From St. Petersburg to Moscow” (1965). Shtorm was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and various medals.


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