July 01, 2001

Historical Events in July and August



1 Poet Vladimir Lugovskoy (1901-1957), a leading romantic poet of the 1920s, was born on this day 100 years ago. His first verses “The Year 1920” and “Reconnaissance Mission,” were inspired by the revolution and the Civil War and were published in Novy Mir magazine. His most notable books of poetry include Blue Spring (1956) and the autobiographical Middle Age (1958). Lugovskoy taught for many years at the Gorky Literary Institute, counting among his students many famous Russian poets. He once summed up his life as follows: “I am a very uncomfortable man. I know all the contradictions of the century.”

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