Lenin Prize

one of the most prestigious awards of the Soviet Union

The Lenin Prize (Russian: Ленинская премия, Leninskaya premiya) was one of the most prestigious awards of the Soviet Union for accomplishments relating to science, literature, arts, architecture, and technology. It was originally created on June 23, 1925 and awarded until 1934. During the period from 1935 to 1956, the Lenin Prize was not awarded, being replaced largely by the Stalin Prize. On August 15, 1956, it was reestablished, and continued to be awarded on every even-numbered year until 1990. The award ceremony was April 22, Vladimir Lenin's birthday. The Lenin Prize is different from the Lenin Peace Prize, which was awarded to foreign citizens rather than to citizens of the Soviet Union, for their contributions to the peace cause. Also, the Lenin Prize should not be confused with the Stalin Prize or the later USSR State Prize. Some persons were awarded both the Lenin Prize and the USSR State Prize. On April 23, 2018, the head of the Ulyanovsk Oblast, Sergey Ivanovich Morozov reintroduced the Lenin Prize for achievements in the humanities, literature, and art to coincide with the 150th birthday of Lenin in 2020.
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award received: Lenin Prize

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Author

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Vasil Bykaŭ

Soviet and Belarusian writer

works

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The Wall

collection of short stories by Vasil Bykaŭ

author: Vasil Bykaŭ

1997

Знак бяды

1985 novel written by Vasil’ Bykaw

author: Vasil Bykaŭ

1985

Дажыць да світання

Васіль Уладзіміравіч Быкаў

author: Vasil Bykaŭ

1976

Мёртвым не баліць

book by Vasil Bykaŭ

author: Vasil Bykaŭ

1965

Alpine Ballad

story by Vasil’ Bykaw

author: Vasil Bykaŭ

1964

Author

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Oles Honchar

Ukrainian Soviet writer

Author

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Vladimir Arnold

Russian mathematician – studied integrable systems and differential equations

Author

Author

Ivan Knunyants

Soviet chemist

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