Vasil Bykov chronological table

Vasil Bykov, a chronological table of the life and work of the Belarusian writer is set out in this article.

Vasil Bykov chronological table

June 19, 1924 - Vasil Vladimirovich Bykov was born in the village of Bychki, Ushachsky District, Vitebsk Region (Belarus).

1939 - entered the Vitebsk Art College. He studied first at the art department, later transferred to sculpture.

1940 - after the cancellation of the scholarship, he was forced to drop out of school due to a difficult financial situation.

1941 - graduated from Vitebsk school of factory training with an external degree. At the beginning of World War II he was mobilized for defensive work. As a fighter of an engineering battalion, he built military facilities from Gomel to Voronezh.

1941-1942 - lived in the Saratov region, studied at a railway school.

1942 - was drafted into the Red Army.

1943 - graduated from the Saratov Infantry School, receiving the rank of junior lieutenant. He fought on the Second and Third Ukrainian Fronts. He was a platoon of a rifle platoon, later a platoon of machine gunners, a platoon of anti-tank guns.

1947-1949 - after demobilization, he worked as an artist in Grodno art workshops, was the editor of the regional newspaper Grodno Pravda. In the same period, in the periodicals, the first stories of the writer were published “Predeklo” (1947) and “In the First Battle” (1949).

1949-1955 - again served in the Soviet Army. He writes the stories “Death of a Man” and “Oboznik”

1956-1972 - was an editorial staff member, literary consultant of the Grodno Truth, actively working on the creation of his own literary works.

1962 - Bykov came to prominence after the release of the story "The Third Rocket".

1963-1971 - the novels “Alpine Ballad” (1963), “Trap” (1964), “It Doesn’t Hurt the Dead” (1965), “Cursed Height” (1968), “Kruglyansky Bridge” (1968), “Sotnikov” (1970 ), The Obelisk (1971)

1972 - 1978 - served as secretary of the Grodno branch of the Union of Writers of the BSSR. He writes the novels “Live Until Dawn” (1972), “Wolf Pack” (1975), “His Battalion” (1976), “Go and Do Not Return” (1978); the play Decision (1972), Last Chance (1974), Crossroads (1977)

1978 - moved to Minsk, from that time he was engaged exclusively in creativity.

1978-1989 he was a deputy of the Supreme Council of the Byelorussian SSR, in 1989-1991 - a deputy of the Supreme Council of the USSR. In 1990-1993, he headed the Union of Belarussians of the world “Fatherland”.

1983 - the novel “Sign of trouble” was awarded the Lenin Prize

1986 -1998 - the novel "Quarry" (1986), "In the Fog" (1987), "Roundup" (1988); cycles of military stories "The Wall" (1997) and "Pahajan" (1999). The story "Wolf Pit" (1998).

Since the mid-1990s, at the invitation of the European Writing Parliament, he lived in Frankfurt am Main (Germany).

1999 - At the invitation of the Finnish PEN Club, he moved to Finland.

2002 - moves to the Czech Republic. The book of memoirs “The Long Road to Home” is published.

June 22, 2003 - Vasil Bykov died in the intensive care unit of the Oncology Hospital in Borovlyany near Minsk after a long illness.

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