Information about the author:
Alla A. Strelnikova, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor at the Department of History of Foreign Literatures, Moscow Region State University, Vera Voloshina St., 24, 141014 Mytischi, Moscow region, Russia; Senior Researcher, А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2887-7678
The article examines the activities of B. Kellerman after World War II, largely determined by cooperation with the Soviet Military Administration in Germany (SMAD) and driven by his desire to establish contacts between the two countries. Special attention is paid to Kellerman’s trip to the Soviet Union as a member of the first post-war German delegation, to the writer’s perception of Russia and to his essays.