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Alexandrovich Shiryaev

born in 1929

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organizer and leader of Leningrad "Memory".

Born in Tambov in the family of Orthodox parents. Paternal grandfather was a priest, father Alexander, he graduated from the Tambov Theological Seminary. Mother, Zinaida Matveevna, born Kutukova, came from a peasant family. When the collectivization began and the war on religion, the maternal grandfather of "dispossessed", and the father was thrown under the train. Mother, widowed, with 2 young children in 1934 went to the Donbass in the city of Kadievka (Stakhanov), where they were not looking. There passed his childhood and youth, where she finished high school there found the war and occupation, during which the mother died. After the war he worked on rebuilding the mines, in 1949, he was called up for military service in the Baltic fleet. After demobilization remained in Leningrad, he joined the portrait Studio arts Fund. In 1963 he graduated from Moscow printing Institute, specialty graphic artist print production, and all his further activities related to the Art Fund (worked on the design of books, exhibitions, etc.), participated in all-Union and foreign exhibitions. A member of St. Petersburg Union of artists, corresponding member of the Petrovskaya Academy of Sciences and Arts.

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