In the night of Wednesday, July 5, it became known that in St.-Petersburg in 99-m to year of life has died the writer Daniil Granin. Date of burial is unknown, said RIA Novosti.
Information about the death Granik confirmed the St. Petersburg authorities.
Daniil Granin this year became the laureate of the state prize in art for outstanding achievements in humanitarian activities. This award June 3, he is the exception, Russian President Vladimir Putin presented in Strelna.
Daniil Granin (Herman). Quick reference
(according to Wikipedia)
Born January 1, 1919 in the village of Volyn (now Kursk oblast), according to others – in the Saratov region in the family of a Forester.
In 1940 he graduated from the Electromechanical faculty of the Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, worked as an engineer at the Kirov plant. From there he went to the front. He was wounded, had a reward.
From 1945 to 1950 he worked in Lenenergo and research Institute. In the future, a professional writer. The Secretary, in 1965, the second Secretary, in the years 1967-1971, the first Secretary of the Leningrad branch of the RSFSR SP.
He was elected a people’s Deputy of USSR (1989-1991).
Was a member of the editorial Board of the journal «Roman-Gazeta». Was the initiator of creation of the Leningrad society «Mercy». He was President of the society of friends of the national library; the Chairman of the Board of the International charitable Fund them. Dmitry Likhachev.
He was first published in 1949. In 50-60-ies has published several of his novels: «the Searchers,» «Going to storm,» «After the wedding». Also published his stories and essays about traveling abroad. In a later novel «the Picture» (1979) and in the story «the Unknown man» (1990) the problems of historical memory preservation, we undertook an analysis of the human condition, losing its place in the social hierarchy. «The story about one scientist and one Emperor» – the biography by Arago (1991). Spy novel «Flight to Russia» (1994). The story «Ragged trail» – about the life of scientists in modern Russia (2000). The essay «Fear» is about overcoming totalitarianism and communism.