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Soviet-era acclaimed children’s author Anatoly Alexin dies aged 92 in Luxembourg

On May 1, the Russian writer Anatoly Aleksin died in Luxembourg at the age of 92. The funeral ceremony for Aleksin will take place in the Russian Orthodox Church in Luxembourg City on Thursday, May 4, at 17.00.

Anatoly Georgievich Aleksin (original surname Goberman, 3 August 1924 in Moscow – 1 May 2017 in Luxembourg City,), was a Russian writer and poet.

In the late thirties Aleksin's poems were published in a children's newspaper, Pionerskaya Pravda. In 1950 he graduated from the Moscow Institute of Oriental Studies and his first novel Thirty one day was published. He was a chairman of the Russian Federation Union of Writers from 1970 to 1989 and a member of the editorial board in of the literature journal Yunost. He also wrote the book titled Secret of the Yellow House. Aleksin lived in Israel from 1993 until 2012. Then he moved to Luxembourg, where he lived until his death.