Vsevolod Rozhdestvensky

Vsevolod Alexandrovich Rozhdestvensky (Russian: Все́волод Алекса́ндрович Рожде́ственский) (10 April 1895 in Tsarskoye Selo – 31 August 1977 in Leningrad) was a Russian/Soviet poet.

Rozhdestvensky served for four years as a war correspondent during World War II. He served on the Leningrad Front, Volkhov Front, and the Karelia Front, as a correspondent for military newspapers. He wrote poetry and a volume of memoirs.[1] He also provided the libretto for Yuri Shaporin's opera The Decembrists.


  1. ^ Salisbury, Harrison (2003). The 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad. Da Capo Press. p. 175. ISBN 0306812983. Retrieved June 6, 2012.