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Eduard Abramovich Assad was born September 7 in 1923 in Turkmenistan, in Mary, in the teacher's family. His father fought in the Civil War in the Caucasus. After his father's death in 1929, the family moved to Sverdlovsk to his grandfather.
At the age of eight Edward wrote his first poem. Lived most of his peers at the time — joined the Pioneers, then the Young Communist League.
Since 1939, Assad was living in Moscow. He graduated from high school in 1941, and a week after the prom, the Great Patriotic War. He volunteered for the front. In May 1944, in the battle of Sevastopol was seriously injured, lost his sight and has since appeared in public with a black blindfold.
In 1946, Edward entered the Literary Institute. AM Gorky, who graduated with honors in 1951. At the same time published the first collection of poems, "Bright Road" and was admitted to the Union of Writers.
In the following years there were many books and collections of poems of the poet. Among them — "Snowy Evening", "The soldiers returned from the war," "In the name of a great love," "Song pages", "I love forever", "Do not give away your favorite" and many others.
Assad wrote not only poems and lyrics, but also prose (short stories "Summer Lightning War", "Scout Sasha" story "Frontline Spring"), translated the poems of poets of Azerbaijan, Bashkortostan, Georgia, Kalmykia, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.
In his interview with the poet remarked that he always felt a greater responsibility for what he said, wrote and did. He was proud that he did not have a single line, in which he would be lying.
In recent years, Assad has lived and worked in the writers' village Krasnovidovo. He was awarded several decorations and medals.
died Eduard Abramovich Assad April 21 in 2004.