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Vadim Kozhevnikov
Born (1909-04-22)April 22, 1909
Narym, Tomsk Governorate, Russian Empire
Died October 20, 1984(1984-10-20) (aged 75)
Moscow, USSR

Vadim Mikhaylovich Kozhevnikov (Russian: Вадим Михайлович Кожевников; 22 April 1909 [O.S. 9 April], Narym – 20 October 1984, Moscow) was a Soviet writer. His daughter Nadezhda Kozhevnikova is also a writer.


Vadim Kozevnikov was born in a family of Russian ethnicity[1] in the Siberian town of Narym, Tomsk Governorate (present-day Kolpashevsky District, Tomsk Oblast), where his revolutionary-minded father, a physician, had been sent as an internal exile by the authorities of the Russian Empire.

Kozhevnikov studied literature and ethnology at Moscow State University, graduating in 1933. Kozhevnikov worked as a war correspondent for Pravda from 1941 to 1945, joining the Communist Party of the Soviet Union halfway into the German-Soviet War in 1943. He was elected secretary of the Union of Soviet Writers in 1949.

Kozhevnikov was officially recognized as a Hero of Socialist Labor for his contributions to Soviet literature and was elected to one term as a politician to the Soviet Union's Supreme Soviet. He was awarded the USSR State Prize following the publication of two of his novels in 1971.

A full-scale overview of Kozhevnikov's work, written by Soviet literary critic Iosif Grinberg, was published in Moscow in 1972.

Kozhevnikov died on October 20, 1984 in Moscow, aged seventy-five.



English translations[]

  • The Captain, from Such a Simple Thing and Other Stories, Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1959. from
  • Shield and Sword: The amazing Career of a Soviet Agent in the Nazi Secret Service, MacGibbon and Kee, 1970.
  • Shield and Sword, Mayflower Books, 1973.
  • The Strong in Spirit, Progress Publishers, 1973.
  • Ivan Fomich, from Anthology of Soviet Short Stories, Vol 2, Progress Publishers, 1976.
  • Special Subunit: Two Novellas, Imported Publications, 1984.


  • Tales Of The War (Рассказы о войне, 1942)
  • The Boy From The Outskirts (Мальчик с окраины, screenplay, 1947)
  • Ahead To The Dawn (Заре навстречу), 1956—1957
  • Meet Baluyev! (Знакомьтесь, Балуев!), 1960 (film adaptation, 1963)
  • Flying Day (День летящий), 1962
  • Shield And Sword (Щит и меч), 1965 (film adaptation, 1968)
  • At Noon On The Sunny Side (В полдень на солнечной стороне), 1973
  • Roots And Herbs (Корни и крона), 1981—1982


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  2. Awards according to Vadim Kozhevnikov article at Ru.Wikipedia.

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