Pilnyak (Wogau), Boris

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Boris Pilnyak was born Boris Wogau, son of Andreas Wogau and Olga Ivanovna Savinova, on 29 September 1894. His father was a Volga German, born 26 August 1867 in Katharinenstadt.

He was a Russian author whose most famous works were novels concerning revolutionary and post-revolutionary Russia. He fell out of favor with the Communists and was arrested on 28 October 1937 on charges of counter-revolutionary activities, spying, and terrorism. He was tried on 21 April 1938, convicted, and executed.

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- Boris Pilnyak (Wikipedia)
- Kromm, Dr. Natalie. "Volga-German Traces in Life and Work of the Author Boris Pil'nyak." Volk auf dem Weg, December 2006, 36-37.

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Boris Pilnyak, 1937.
Source: Wikipedia.