Vasily Ilyich Lytkin (Komi: Lytkin Illya Vas, also known by the pseudonym Illya Vas) was a Soviet Komi poet, translator, linguist, Finno-Ugrist, Doktor nauk. and member of Finnish Academy of Sciences (1969). He was a laureate of the State Prize of the Komi Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
Tentyukovo, Russian Empire
|Died||August 27, 1981 (aged 85)|
|Pen name||Illya Vas|
|Alma mater||St. Petersburg University|
|Notable awards||State Prize of the Komi Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic|
Lytkin was born in the village of Tentyukovo, near the Komi capital of Ust-Sysolsk (modern-day Syktyvkar) in December 1895.
In 1933, he was arrested and sentenced to five years, which he spent in the Dallag gulag. In 1956, he was fully rehabilitated. He researched the role of Stephen of Perm and published poetry under the pseudonym Illya Vas.
Lytkin published 11 monographs and over 300 scientific articles.
Lytkin died on August 27, 1981 in Moscow.
- archives-ouvertes.fr Vasili Lytkin and the latinisation of Komi