Andrey Lupan

Andrey Lupan

Moldavian Soviet writer
Date of Birth: 15.02.1912
Country: Moldova

  1. Biography of Andrei Lupan
  2. Early Life and Career
  3. Later Life and Recognition
  4. Death and Works

Biography of Andrei Lupan

Andrei Pavlovich Lupan (February 2 (15), 1912, Mikuleny, Bessarabian Governorate - August 24, 1992, Chisinau) was a Moldovan Soviet writer and public figure. He was born in 1912 in the Bessarabian village of Mikuleny to a peasant family. After the annexation of Bessarabia to Romania, he lived there. Lupan started publishing his works in 1932. In the 1930s, he became involved in the mass movement for the reunification of Bessarabia with the USSR and joined the underground Romanian Communist Party (1936) and the Union of Communist Youth, participating in the revolutionary movement. He was elected secretary of the Bessarabian Regional Committee of the Block for the Defense of Democratic Freedoms. Lupan's wife, Rahil (Raya) Krivoruk from Hotin, was also a member of the communist underground, and all of this found reflection in Lupan's creative works.

Early Life and Career

In 1941, after the formation of the Moldavian SSR, Lupan graduated from the agronomy faculty of the Chisinau Agricultural Institute. His first collection of poems, "Verses," was published in 1947, where the author wrote about life in Moldovan villages and the events of the war years. This was followed by collections such as "Introduction to the Ballad" (1954), "Master-Creator" (1958), "Brother of the Earth" (1959), "The Law of Hospitality" (1966; State Prize of the Moldavian SSR, 1967), and others. His play, "Light" (1948), was dedicated to the events during the collectivization of Moldovan villages. Lupan was also the author of essays and literary-critical articles. He translated the works of Pushkin, Lermontov, Nekrasov, Mayakovsky, Tvardovsky, Shevchenko, and others into the Moldovan language.

Later Life and Recognition

Lupan became a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1956. He served as the chairman of the Union of Writers of the Moldavian SSR (1946-1960) and the secretary of the Union of Soviet Writers (1959-1971). He was a deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR (4th and 5th convocations) and the Supreme Soviet of the Moldavian SSR (2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 7th convocations). Lupan was awarded the Order of Lenin, three other orders, and several medals. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he faced persecution from radical unionists.

Death and Works

Andrei Lupan passed away on August 24, 1992. Some of his notable works include "Face to Face" (1957), "One's Own Burden" (1970), "Ginger Gets Smarter: Stories for Younger Students" (1978), "Bearer of Goodness: Poems" (1980), "More About Love: Stories from Different Years" (1981), "Good Sign: Poems" (1987), "Hide and Seek: Poems" (1989), and others.