Akim Samar

Akim Samar

1916 – 1943

Akim Dmitriyevich Samar (Аким Дмитриевич Самар, 1916–1943) was a Soviet poet and novelist regarded as the first Nanai-language writer.
Born in the Russian Far East in 1916, Samar was a student at Institute of the Peoples of the North in Leningrad and joined the Red Army after Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. He died at the Battle of Stalingrad in 1943. His works included the poetry collections Songs of the Nanai (1938) and Poems (1940) and the 1941 novel A Poor Man's Son.