Kudrin, Arkhip

Kudrin, Arkhip Georgievich


(pseudonym, Abaginskii). Born Jan. 7 (20), 1907, in the village of Abaga, now in Olekminsk Raion, Yakut ASSR; died Sept. 22, 1960, in Yakutsk. Soviet Yakut poet.

Kudrin studied at the Irkutsk Pedagogic Institute (1930–32). His works first appeared in print in 1927. He is the author of the collections of verses and poems Verses and Songs (1927), Step by Step (1931), From Victory to Victory (1939), and The Homeland (1950). Kudrin’s narrative poem Shanghai (1933) is devoted to the struggle of the Chinese people for national independence. His narrative poem I Am a Son of the People (1938) raised the theme of the defense of the socialist fatherland. During his participation in the Great Patriotic War (1941–45), Kudrin published the poetry cycle West and East. He introduced accentual verse into Yakut poetry.


Talïllïbït ayïmny’lar. Yakutsk, 1958.
In Russian translation:
Izbrannoe. Moscow-Yakutsk, 1953.
Iakutiiu poiu. Magadan, 1957.
Pod severnym nebom. Moscow, 1959.


Ocherk istorii iakutskoi sovetskoi titeratury. Moscow, 1970.