Mikhailov, Nikolai Nikolaevich

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Mikhailov, Nikolai Nikolaevich


Born Dec. 10(23), 1905, in Moscow. Soviet Russian writer.

In 1930, Mikhailov graduated from the Moscow Institute of Industrial Economics. He traveled a great deal in the USSR and abroad. His first works were published in 1927. Mikhailov’s books include Khan-Tengri (1933), The Face of the Country Is Changing (1937), The Map of the Motherland (1947; State Prize of the USSR, 1948), My Russia (1964–66; M. Gorky State Prize of the RSFSR, 1968), The Amber Republic (1970), and Peace Is But a Dream (1972). He also wrote the sketches I Walk Along the Meridian (1957) and the travel novellas (with Z. Kosenko) The Americans (1960) and The Japanese(1963).

Mikhailov is one of the recognized masters of Soviet fiction of a scientific nature; he is primarily concerned with the changes in the economic geography of the USSR. Several of his books have been translated into foreign languages. Mikhailov has been awarded two orders and a number of medals.


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The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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