|About the Book|
Константин Михaйлович Симонов, советский писатель, общественный деятель. Герой Социалистического Труда (1974). Лауреат Ленинской (1974) и шести Сталинских премий (1942, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950). Заместитель генерального секретаря СП СССР. Член ВКП(б) с 1942 года------------Konstantin Mikhailovich Simonov was a Russian/Soviet author. He was a well-known war poet who wrote a popular poem called Wait for me, about a soldier in the war asking his beloved to wait for his return. The poem was addressed to his future wife, the actress Valentina Serova. It was immensely popular at the time and remains one of the best-known poems in the Russian language. Simonov wrote many more poems to Valentina, subsequently included in the collection With you and without you.