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Alexander Melentyevich Volkov

Russian writer, professor of mathematics

1891   -   1977

genre: fairy tale, historical novel
country of citizenship: Russian Empire, Soviet Union
languages spoken, written or signed: Russian
educated at: Tomsk State Pedagogical University, Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University
occupation: translator, children's writer, university teacher, mathematician, playwright, writer, school teacher
position held: head teacher, head teacher, docent

Alexander Melentyevich Volkov (Russian: Александр Мелентьевич Волков [ɐlʲɪˈksandr mʲɪˈlʲenʲtʲɪvʲɪtɕ ˈvoɫkəf]; June 14, 1891 – July 3, 1977) was a Soviet novelist, playwright, university lecturer. Аuthor of novels, short stories, plays and poems for children, mostly remembered for the Magic Land series of books, based on L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
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