One of the oldest RGS members’ recital

Vladimir Sorokazherdyev

A new book by Vladimir Sorokazherdyev called "Teriberka" and some other latest local history books will be presented during the event. The audience will also get a chance to listen to poems, speeches by Sorokazherdyev ‘s fellow colleagues, local historians and government representatives.


Vladimir Vasilyevich Sorokazherdyev was born on July 6, 1946 in the city of Kirov on the Vyatka river in a working class family. He grew up in the Vyatka outback – the village of Bogorodskoye. He received a diploma of secondary education in the village of Kola, located in the Murmansk region and started working as a driver. This is when he began to write poetry and attend the Murmansk Regional Literary Association. In 1966 he began studying poetry at the Gorky Literary Institute in Moscow. In 1971, he returned to Murmansk, where his father, a sailor of the Trawl Fleet, received an apartment. He worked as an editor in the Murmansk Regional Library and as a scientific secretary of the Murmansk Department of the Geographical Society of the USSR. In the Perestroika years he worked as a conductor of a post car in the Murmansk railway post office.

He began to publish his poems and historical writings when he was a student. In early 1975, he participated in the 5th All-Union Meeting of Young Writers. In the same year, the "Sovremennik" publishing house published the first collection of poems "Odd Numbers" on his recommendation. In Soviet times, two more collections of poems were published in Murmansk, then other poetry books were published. Sorokazherdyev's poetic genres are realism, lyric poetry. His works were published in such magazines as "Young Guard", "Our Contemporary", "New World", "North", "Youth".

Since the late 1970s, Sorokazherdyev has been actively working in nonfiction, he wrote 12 books on local history. Some books have been re-released and translated. Some were awarded with prizes and diplomas. Vladimir Sorokazherdyev is a member of the Union of Writers of the USSR/Russia (1978), member of the Russian Geographical Society (1974), honorary citizen of Kola (2020), laureate of the International Literary Prize named after V. Pikul.

Recent books:

  • The literary world of Murmansk: From Lomonosov to the present day.– 2019
  • The flame of its domes: The Resurrection Church in Kola. - 2020
  • Teriberka. – 2021