Orlov, Sergei Sergeevich

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Orlov, Sergei Sergeevich


Born Aug. 22, 1921, in Megra, in what is now Belozersk Raion, Vologda Oblast. Soviet Russian poet. Member of a tank crew during the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45.

Orlov, who graduated from the M. Gorky Institute of Literature in 1954, has been publishing since 1940. Military heroism is the theme of his first verse collections, The Third Gear (1946) and The Campaign Continues (1948). In later collections, among them A Small Town (1953), The Voice of First Love (1958), Man Is Cold Without Song (1961), The Wheel (1964), and The Days (1966), he reflects upon time and the fates of a generation. Typical of Orlov’s lyrics are precise details, broad generalizations, and publicistic enthusiasm.

Since 1970, Orlov has been secretary of the Writers’ Union of the RSFSR. He has been awarded the Order of the October Revolution, two other orders, and several medals.


Izbrannoe, books 1–2. [Foreword by S. Narovchatov.] Leningrad, 1971.
Moi leitenant. [Poems and narrative poems. Introductory article by Al. Mikhailov.] Leningrad, 1972.
Vernost’. Leningrad, 1973.


Gura, V. Iz rodnikov zhizni. Arkhangel’sk, 1964.
Khrenkov, D. Sergei Orlov. Leningrad, 1964.
Pisateli-vologzhane, 1917–1957: Biobibliograficheskii spravochnik Vologda, 1958.


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