Vsevolod Vishnevsky: a brief biography

Childhood and adolescence

 to People born in the early twentieth century had a difficult but enviable fate. The large-scale events in which they had to take part have dramatically changed the picture of the world and ideas about good and evil. The future writer and playwright came to light on 21 December 1900 in a family of hereditary nobles. His parents resided in the city of St. His father served as a surveyor engineer in the Land Department. The mother was doing the home and raising the children. When Vsevolod grew up, he was enrolled in the famous First St. Petersburg Gymnasium. Vasily Pushkin, younger brother of the great Russian poet, once studied at this institution.

The house where Wisniewski lived housed several major publishing houses and a printing house. Vsevolod Vitalievich from his early years showed interest in writer’s work. Parenek often ventured into the printing house and watched individual pieces of paper turn into a book. As a gymnasionist he edited a magazine called “From Under the Desks”. The young editor was willingly helped and given exhaustive advice on any issue. An aspiring writer’s favorite book was Louis Bussenard’s novel “Captain Darey-Head”.

Battle and writer’s weekdays

When the First World War began, Vishnevsky was not yet fulfilled and fourteen years old. However, this circumstance did not stop him from going to the front. The teenager, skillfully masquerading, which is called “groused” in the column of the Jäger regiment and reached the front line. He managed to take part in the battle, but Vsevoloda was identified by one of the officers. The gymnasiste had to go home. Then he passed the examinations for the 5th grade and again went to the theater of operations. In 1916, as a scout of the native Jaeger regiment, he was awarded the George Cross for resourcefulness in carrying out the order.

After the Great October Revolution, Vsevolod Vishnevsky by conviction sided with the Bolsheviks. He took an active part in the Civil War. It was necessary to fight as part of the First Mounted Army under the command of Semyon Mihailovich Budenny. In 1921 the young writer was seconded to the Baltic Fleet. While living in Petrograd, Vishnevsky wrote articles and essays about maritime service. Participated in educational campaigns. Slept in a crewman kubrick and fed on pasta in a flotski way. In 1929 he graduated and published the poem-oratorio “Red Fleet”.


recognition and personal life

of Vsevolod Vitalyevich Vishnevsky worked much and passionate. Iconic works include the novel “First Equestrian”, the play “Optimistic Tragedy”, the film script “We are from Kronstadt”. In 1950, the playwright won the Stalin Prize for the play “Not Forgotten 1919″.


writer’s personal life developed safely. He married once to the artist Sophia Kasyanovna Vishnevska. The husband and wife didn’t have time to have children. Wisniewski died speedily in February 1951.

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