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Aleksandr Chakovsky Biography »
Aleksandr Borisovich Chakovsky (Russian: Александр Борисович Чаковский; b. August 26, 1913 in Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg); d. February 17, 1994) was a Soviet/Russian editor and novelist; editor-in-chief of "Literaturnaya Gazeta" from 1962-1988. A hard-line Communist, he served as an unofficial cultural arbiter through his position in the powerful Writers' Union.