Natallia Arsiennieva

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Natallia Arsiennieva

Natallia Arsiennieva (Belarusian: Наталля Арсеннева) (1903–1997) was a Belarusian playwright, poet, and translator. She was married to Francišak Kušal.


Arsiennieva spent her childhood in Vilnius and graduated there from a Belarusian gymnasium in 1921, she studied at the Art Department of the University in Vilnius. In 1922 Arsiennieva married Francišak Kušal; in the autumn she was arrested and deported to Kazhakstan. After she was released, she moved to Minsk, where she worked for the Belarusian newspaper during the Second World War; in 1944 Arsiennieva settled in Germany and in the 1950s she moved to the United States, where she worked for the newspaper Biełarus and for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Arsiennieva died on July 25, 1997 in Rochester, New York. [1]


  1. ^ Wojciech Roszkowski, Jan Kofman: Biographical Dictionary of Central and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century. Routledge, 08.07.2016. p. 37