Vladimir Novikov

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Novikov, Vladimir Mikhailovich


(pen name, Kiunniuk Urastyrov). Born Apr. 26 (May 5), 1907, in Emissy nasleg (administrative and territorial unit), present-day Amga Raion, Yakut ASSR. Soviet Yakut poet. People’s Poet of the Yakut ASSR (1967). Member of the CPSU since 1940.

Novikov graduated from the department of language and literature of the Yakut Pedagogical Institute (1942). His works were first published in 1927. The poetry collection In the Awakened Region (1932) praises the new Soviet people. The poem “Semen the Communist” (1932) is dedicated to the victory of the kolkhoz.

Novikov is the author of a poetic version of the Yakut epic The Hero Knight Dzhagaryma on a Chestnut Horse (1941); the poetry collections War Days (1943), Yakut Khotnus (1946), and The Bright Stream (1964); and the opera libretto Niurgusun and Lookuut (with D. K. Sivtsev-Omollon). He is also a translator and critic. Novikov has been awarded two orders and a number of medals.


Talïllïbït ayïmn’ïlar, vols. 1–2. Yakutsk, 1967–68.
Taptiïbïn subu siri. Yakutsk, 1969.
In Russian translation:
Izbrannoe. Yakutsk, 1953.
Severnaia raduga. Moscow, 1957.
Liubimye pereleski. Stikhi. Poemy. Yakutsk, 1971.


Ocherk istorii iakutskoi sovetskoi literatury. Moscow, 1970.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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