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Petrus Brovka

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Pyotr Ustinovich Brovka (Belarusian: Пётр Усці́навіч Бро́ўка, Russian: Пётр Усти́нович Бро́вка; 25 June 1905 [O.S. 12 June], Putilkovichi – 24 March 1980, Minsk) was a Soviet Belarusian poet, more commonly recognized by his literary pseudonym Petrus Brovka (also transliterated from Belarusian as Piatrus Brovka or Pjatrus Broǔka). Brovka was born into a large (but poor) family in Putilkovichi, a settlement in present-day Ushachy Raion, Vitsebsk Voblast, on June 25, 1905. His first published works were printed in 1926, and the young poet briefly served as executive secretary of a local newspaper in 1927. In 1928 he enrolled in the Literature-Linguistics Department of Belarusian State University, graduating in 1931. Brovka joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1940. During the Second World War, Brovka's mother was among the Belarusian people sent to Auschwitz by the occupying Nazi forces. Brovka himself wrote for the partisan press and published in the army newspapers, lauding the fighting effort of the Soviet people. He was recognized by the Soviet government with the Stalin Prize in 1947, the same year that Brovka was elected chairman of the Writers' Union of the  ( Wikipedia article )

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1905-06-25

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