Venttsel, Elena Sergeevna (1907–2002)

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Venttsel, Elena Sergeevna (1907–2002)

Russian mathematician and short-story writer. Name variations: Elena Sergeevna Ventsel; Elena Sergeevna Ventcel; (pseudonym) I. Grékova or Grekova; Irina Nikolaevna Grekova. Born 1907 in Russia; died 2002.

Lectured in mathematics; used pseudonym I. Grekova for writing and real name Elena Sergeevna Venttsel as a mathematician; published 1st short story "Behind the Checkpoint" (1962); other stories, which offer insight into aspects of Soviet life and often depict independent and successful women, published in Russian Women (1963), Image of Women in Contemporary Soviet Fiction (1965), and Soviet Women Writing (1988); also wrote The Hotel Manager (1976) and The Ship of Widows (1981).

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