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    Swedish writer Arthur Lundkvist was awarded this year's Lenin Prize in Literature for what the Russians described as "his work against the war agitators," Stockholm, October 27.

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    Swedish writer Arthur Lundkvist was awarded this year's Lenin Prize in Literature for what the Russians described as "his work against the war agitators," Stockholm, October 27.

    Professor Dimitri Skobeltsyn made a special journey from Russia to hand over the prize - Russia's equivalent of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

    But three members of the Swedish Academy, secretary Dr. Caterling, Professor Henry Olsson and the author Harry Martinson, invited to form a committee of honour, shunned the ceremony.

    Their absence was a protest against what they described as "Russia's attitude" to Soviet Nobel prize-winner Boris Paternak, author of "Doctor Zhivago".

    Latest on Paternak: He has been expelled from the Soviet Writer's Union for "treacherous behaviour in becoming a weapon of bourgeois propaganda."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9JR0RANZO63M0J8M98C9OYYE8
    Media URN:
    VLVA9JR0RANZO63M0J8M98C9OYYE8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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