Liashko, Nikolai Nikolaevich
(pseudonym of Nikolai Nikolaevich Liashchenko). Born Nov. 17 (29), 1884, in the city of Lebedin, present-day Sumy Oblast; died Aug. 26, 1953, in Moscow. Russian Soviet author. Member of the CPSU from 1938.
Liashko became involved in revolutionary activity at an early age. His work was first published in 1905. He was one of the leaders of the literary group called The Smithy. Liashko was the author of the novella Blast Furnace (1925), about the reconstruction of the national economy, which had been destroyed by the Civil War; the novel Sweet Servitude (parts 1-2, 1934-36); the autobiographical novella Nikola From Lebedin (1951); and other works about the condition and struggle of workers before the October Revolution of 1917. Liashko was awarded two orders and various medals.
WORKSSobr. soch., vols. 1-3. (Introductory essay by A. Voinov.) Moscow, 1955.
REFERENCESSerebrianskii, M. Tvorchestvo Nikolaia Liashko. Moscow-Leningrad, 1931.
Russkie sovetskie pisateli-prozaiki. Biobibliograficheskii ukazatel’ vol. 2. Leningrad, 1964.