Rytheu Yuri( Chukchi writer)
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Rytheu Yuri (p. 1930), Chukchi writer.
Born on March 8 in the village of Uelen Chukotka National District in the family of the hunter. He graduated seven years and retired from his native village. By age he was among those who had been sent to the Institute of Peoples of the North, and decided independently to get to Leningrad to continue his education. Began his long, lasting several years in the way, Leningrad. We had to earn a living and. travel. He sailed as a sailor on the Bering Sea, went to the mountains with a geological expedition as a worker, participated in mammal hunting, was a stevedore gidrobazy. Long way of the future writer gave invaluable experience of life.
When it came time to get a passport, Rytheu went to a friend geologist and asked his name and patronymic (the Chukchi had no tradition of patronymic and surname). So he became Yuri Sergeyevich, the name of the Rytheu he got the name.
On the way to Leningrad enrolled in Anadyr school, after some time has to cooperate in the district newspaper "Sovetskaya Chukotka", published his first essays and poems. In Anadyr met with the Leningrad scientist P. Skorik, who headed the linguistic expedition. With his help to get to Leningrad and in 1948 became a student at the University. He was a little more than 20 years, when the almanac Young Leningrad, and then in Ogonyok and "New World" began to appear the first of his stories. The first big book - "Chukotka saga" - released in 1956, immediately making known his name. Then there was the novel "Time of snow melt, the young author has brought even more popularity.
. In the 1970's were published short stories, novellas and novels Rytheu: "When the whales leave," "Tale," "Snow White", "blue foxes", "End of permafrost, etc.
. In 1989 published "Inter-continental bridge (the legend of the future)"
. Yu Rytheu lives and works in Anadyr.