Anton Vladimirovich Antonov-Ovseenko
Антон Владимирович Антонов-Овсеенко
|Born||23 February 1920|
Moscow, Soviet Russia
|Died||9 July 2013 (aged 93)|
|Occupation||Writer and historian|
|Alma mater||Moscow State Pedagogical Institute|
|Relatives||Vladimir Antonov-Ovseyenko (father)|
Born on 23 February 1920, he was the son of the Bolshevik military leader Vladimir Antonov-Ovseenko who commanded the assault on the Winter Palace. In 1935, he joined the historical faculty of the Moscow State Pedagogical Institute. In 1938, he was expelled from Komsomol and the institute wherein, however, he was reinstated in the same year.
He was arrested in 1940 and spent 13 years in labor camps.
Antonov-Ovseenko is best known for his biography of Lavrentiy Beria and he also wrote several books.
When he died in 2013, he was still working two full days a week to continue documenting what he called "the evils of the Soviet era" and to help with plans for a new, larger space.
- The Time of Stalin: Portrait of a Tyranny, Harper & Row, 1981, ISBN 0-06-010148-2 (reprinted 1983)
- Theater of Joseph Stalin Moscow. "Grėgori-Pėĭdzh", 1995. ISBN 5-900493-15-6
- Enemy of the people, Moscow. Intellekt, 1996. Russian text online
- Beria Moscow, ACT, 1999, ISBN 5-237-03178-1 (in Russian) (PDF of the 2007 edition online)
- Naprasnyi podvig? (Vain feat?) Moscow: ACT, 2003. ISBN 5-17-017525-6 (in Russian)
- "Aнтонов-Овсеенко Антон Владимирович (р.1920): историк, писатель, публицист". The Sakharov Center. Retrieved 22 August 2011. (Antonov-Ovseyenko’s biography on the website of the Sakharov Center)
- "Russia Mourns Stalin Scholar, Gulag Museum Founder". Ria.ru. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
- Гальперович, Данила (27 June 2010). "Директор Государственного музея ГУЛАГа Антон Владимирович Антонов-Овсеенко". Radio Liberty. Retrieved 19 August 2011.
- Banerji, Arup (2008). Writing history in the Soviet Union: making the past work. Berghahn Books. p. 271. ISBN 978-81-87358-37-4.
- "Stalinism Survivor Runs Gulag Museum In Moscow | @pritheworld". Theworld.org. 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2013-07-10.
- Schwirtz, Michael (10 July 2013). "Anton Antonov Ovseyenko, Who Exposed Stalin Terror, Dies at 93". The New York Times.
- Anton Antonov-Ovseenko at IMDb
- Anton Antonov Ovseyenko, Who Exposed Stalin Terror, Dies at 93 New York Times, July 10, 2013