- Uno Laht
Uno Laht, (
April 20, 1924, Valga, Estonia– September 24, 2008) was an Estonian writer and poetwho wrote about the characteristics of everyday Soviet life in poetry. Laht is an ex- KGBofficer who participated in arrests and deportations in 1940s. Fact|date=September 2008
satires were popular, notably in the collections "Piimahambad" in 1954 ("Milk Teeth") and its second version "Piimahambad (plombeeritud)" in 1956 ("The Milk Teeth, Filled"). The subject matter includes "shock troops" (work battalions sent to pioneer new agricultural and industrial collective projects), cultural restriction, time wasting bureaucracy and other phenomena of Soviet life. Laht has published several books, mostly satirical poetry and humor. In 1975, Laht was awarded the Tuglas Prizefor his short story "We Good Fellows All Over the Earth". He has declared his political views changed at the restoration of the Estonian independence. He left the USSR Union of Writersand rejected the status of a Soviet war veteran.
Laht died on September 24, 2008 after a lengthy illness. [cite web
title = ru icon Скончался эстонский писатель и антифашист Уно Лахт
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