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Groomed as a young Communist & embraced the spartan, self-critical beliefs of Marxism.
Born in a 1921 revolutionary camp along the Caspian Sea.
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A passionate reader, a favorite author was Maxim Gorky.
Started a journal as a teen. Many years later after her death, it became an international bestseller, chronicling life underJoseph Stalin.
Watched her family torn apart during Joseph Stalin's purges of the 1930s, her father imprisoned in a gulag camp.
Died in a German booby trap while fighting the Nazis as a young guerrilla soldier.
Loved art and music, too. Socialist realism became a popular (and required) form for many types of art.
Studied geology at college until Germany invaded Russia and war broke out.
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She loved to explore Moscow, often with the two friends who were part of a rocky friendship-romance triangle during their teen years.