Maxim Tank

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Maxim Tank on a 2012 Belarusian stamp

Maxim Tank (Belarusian: Максiм Танк, Russian: Максим Танк, real name Yevgeniy Skurko; born 17 September 1912 in village of Pilkovschina, now in Minsk Voblast, Belarus; died 7 August 1995) was a Belarusian Soviet poet and translator. He was Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic 1965–1971. Tank died in 1995.

Collections of verses:

  • On Stages (1936)
  • The Cranberry Colour (1937)
  • Under the Mast (1938)
  • Sharpen the Arms, Through the Fiery Horizon (both 1945)
  • In Order to Know (1948)
  • On the Stone, Iron and Gold (1951)
  • The Lightning Track (1957)
  • My Daily Bread (1962)
  • The Gulp of Water (1964)
  • The Sheets of Calendar. Diary Notes (1970)
  • Ave Maria (1980)

Poems:

  • Naroch (1937)
  • Yanuk Saliba (1942)

Awards

  • People's Poet of Belarus, 1968

References