Birth and death dates unknown

Aleksei Ivanovich Mashistov is mainly remembered today for his work as a librettist and translator. He created the texts for two pieces by Sergei Prokofiev. In 1947 he wrote an anthem for the city of Moscow, using music by Mikhail Glinka. Mashistov collaborated with composers to adapt literary works as operas. He was one of the most prolific writers for the TASS studio, contributing to dozens of posters from 1941 to 1946, though his texts were sometimes criticized for shoddy craftsmanship.

Pavel Petrovich Sokolov-Skalia and Aleksei Ivanovich Mashistov. Untitled, September 2, 1942. Ne boltai! Collection.

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