Aleksandr Borisovich Chakovsky (Russian: Александр Борисович Чаковский; August 26, 1913 in Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg) – February 17, 1994) was a Soviet/Russian editor and novelist; editor-in-chief of "Literaturnaya Gazeta" from 1962-1988. A hard-line Communist, he served as an unofficial cultural arbiter through his position in the powerful Writers' Union. 
Honours and awards
- Stalin Prize, 3rd class (1950) - for the novel "We already Morning" (1949)
- Lenin Prize (1978) - for the novel "The Siege"
- USSR State Prize (1983) - for the novel "Victory"
- Vasilyev Brothers State Prize of the RSFSR (1980) - a script for the film "Siege" (1973, 1977)
- Four Orders of Lenin
- Order of the October Revolution
- Order of the Red Banner of Labour
- Order of the Red Star
- Hero of Socialist Labour
- Lyons, Richard D. (February 19, 1994). Aleksandr Chakovsky Dies at 80; Enforcer of Soviet Line on Writers. New York Times
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