Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov
- June 17
), better known as Maxim Gorky
, was a Russian
author and political activist. He was born on the in the city of Nizhny Novgorod
, and died in Moscow
. From 1906
and from 1921
he lived abroad; after his return to the Soviet Union
he accepted the cultural policies of the time, although he was not permitted to leave the country.
The town of his birth was renamed Gorky in his honour in 1932, but it reverted to its original name of Nizhny Novgorod in 1990.