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Vasiliy Mihaylovich Peskov

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

Vasiliy Mikhailovich Peskov (March 14, 1930 – August 12, 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.


  • Steps on Dew (1963)
  • White Dreams (1965)
  • End of the World (1967)
  • The Roads of America (1973, with B. Strelnikov)
  • War and People (1979)
  • Lost in the Taiga: One Russian Family's Fifty-Year Struggle for Survival and Religious Freedom in the Siberian Wilderness (1990) about the Lykov family
  • Alaska is greater than you think (1995)
  • Wanderings (1999)
  • Proselki (2000)


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