ITAR-TASS reports citing the Moscow Writers Union.
Boris Vasiliev was born May 21, 1924 in Smolensk. When the war began, the future writer was still at school. He volunteered to the front, was surrounded by a three and out of it. In 1943, Vasiliev was wounded.
Vasiliev became famous all over the country after the story "The Dawns Here Are Quiet" published in 1969. The book was later made into a movie by Stanislav Rostotsky. Vasilyev also wrote "Not On The List", story "Tomorrow Was the War" and other works.