Vasily Peskov

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Vasily Peskov
Vasiliy Peskov - MIBF 2011 - 2.jpg
Born (1930-03-14)14 March 1930
Orlovo, Central Black Earth Oblast (now Voronezh Oblast), Soviet Union
Died 12 August 2013(2013-08-12) (aged 83)
Moscow, Russia
Occupation writer, journalist
Nationality Russian
Notable works Lost in the Taiga

Vasily Mikhailovich Peskov (Russian: Васи́лий Миха́йлович Песко́в; 14 March 1930 – 12 August 2013) was a Russian writer, journalist, photographer, traveller and ecologist. He worked in the Russian tabloid newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda since 1956. From 1975 until 1990, he conducted the TV programme In the World of Animals on Soviet TV.

In 1964, he was awarded a Lenin Prize. In 1990, he was among the winners of UNEP's Global 500 Roll of Honour. In 2013, the Voronezh Nature Reserve, one of the oldest reserves in Russia, was officially renamed in his honor.



  • Russian literature of 20th century. N.N. Skatov (ed.) Vol. 3. Olma-Press, Moscow, 2005.
  • Adult Award Winner in 1990
  • mosdepkultura

External links

  • Yankee In Kamchatka, with Robert Perkins and Vasily Peskov (in English)
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