Add to favorite


 Olga Berggolts

Born:   May 16, 1910
Deceased:   November 13, 1975

known Soviet poetess


Olga Fyodorovna Berggolts was a woman with a really tragic destiny. She was born in Petersburg on May 16 (3), 1910 into the family of a doctor. The father greatly appreciated verses of his little daughter and assisted their publication in the factory wall newspaper.

Starting from 1925 Olga Berggolts consisted in the literary youth group "Smena", in which she got acquainted with her future husband B. P. Kornilov. From 1926 the poetess was a student of the High State Courses of Art Criticism at the History of Arts Institute and in 1930 the graduate of the Philological Faculty of Leningrad University moved to Kazakhstan, where she worked in the local newspaper Sovetskaya Step’. After divorce with her first husband and new marriage she returned to Petersburg, where she cooperated with Elektrosila and Literaturny Leningrad newspapers.

A big misfortune in the family – death of the two daughters of the poetess, imprisonment on false charges and death of her husband Nikolay Molchanov – stirred up a new surge in Olga’s literary activity. Her new books: sketches "Years of Storm", collection "Poems", etc. were published.

In 1941-1943 during the military blockade of Leningrad Olga Berggolts worked in the Radio House, the activity for which she was repeatedly awarded. The works created in these years were dedicated to defenders of Leningrad, and in the best way possible conveyed the emotional condition of the city dwellers.

Olga Fyodorovna Berggolts died alone on November 13, 1975.  A street in Nevsky District of St. Petersburg is named after her.

Tags: Olga Berggolts Russian Poetry Russian Literature   

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Sochi Olympic Games 2014  Ferdinand Wrangell  Russian Cinema  Serdobsk  Irkutsk  The Big Cartoon Festival   anniversary  Archeology  London Theatre   Igor Shuvalov  Pussy Riot  Russian history  Russian Avant-Garde  Russian tourism  Russian confectionery plants   Cherepovets  Russian animators  Russian parks  Finds  Moscow Movie Theaters  Russian Literature  Russian Theater  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Fashion Futurum  Altai  Satellites  Progress Cargo Spacecraft  Yelena Bonner  Chechen republic  Archeological Finds  Painting  Moscow  Leningrad Region  Boris Stechkin  Igor Sechin  Russian Ballerinas  Moscow skyscrapers   Boris Grebenshchikov  Russian painters  public transport in Moscow  Bolotnaya case  Russian business  Syria  Sergei Bodrov  Gingerbreads  double-decker passenger train   Vladimir Yankilevsky  Opera Music  Monuments  Exhibitions in Moscow 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites