Nemirovich-Danchenko, Vasilii

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Nemirovich-Danchenko, Vasilii Ivanovich


Born Dec. 24, 1848 (Jan. 5, 1849), in Tbilisi; died Sept. 18, 1936, in Prague. Russian writer and journalist. Brother of Vladimir I. Nemirovich-Danchenko.

Nemirovich-Danchenko was educated at a cadet corps. He was a war correspondent during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78, the Russo-Japanese War of 1904–05, and World War I. He was the author of military novels, including The Storm (1879) and Plevna and Shipka (1881), novels about everyday life (Behind the Scenes, 1886), the collection Poems (1882), and the memoirs At Cemeteries (1921). Nemirovich-Danchenko’s most typical genre was the travel sketch, which included Solovki (1874), The Cold Country (1877), Spanish Sketches (1888), and The Kama and Ural Rivers (1890). He emigrated in 1921.


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