Воронежский Государственный природный Биосферный Заповедник имени В.м. Пескова

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Russian Federation


V. Peskov
Voronezhsky State
Nature Biosphere Reserve

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V. Peskov Museum

Vasiliy Mikhailovich Peskov was born on March 14, 1930 in Orlovo village, Novousmansky region, Voronezh Region. He died on August 13, 2013 in Moscow.

In 1956 was published his next essay called "When snowstorms were raging" about severe life of deer in the reserve in winter. After that, he was invited to the newspaper "Komsomolskaya Pravda". There he worked for 57 years.

After the death, the ashes of V.M. Peskov were scattered between the village Orlovo and Tresvyatskaya station. This place is indicated by a memorial headstone with the inscription: "The main value of life is life itself. V. Peskov."

On August 23, 2013 the Voronezhsky state natural biosphere reserve was named after Vasiliy Mikhailovich Peskov.


  • Museum of V. Peskov is open on:

WED-SUN from 9:00 to 18:00

Break from 13:00 to 14:00

(MON, TUE - days off!)

  • Price: 50 RUB

Visiting for groups is by appointment only!

Short biography of V. Peskov

V. Peskov started career in 1953 and worked as a journalist in the Voronezh newspaper "Molodoy Communar". His first publication was the essay "April in the wood" about awakening of the nature in the Voronezhsky reserve.

V. Peskov founded space subject in journalism. In April 1961 he made the first pictures and interviewed the first astronaut ever - Yury Gagarin.

Furthermore, V. Peskov wrote about interesting people. His last interviewee was Marshal G.K. Zhukov. Often the characters of his essays were common people.

The main theme of V. Peskov’s essays obviously was nature. These essays usually came out in a special column "Window to Nature" in the newspaper "Komsomolskaya Pravda".

V. Peskov was also the TV presenter. From 1975 to 1990 together with N. Drozdov he hosted the program "In the world of animals".

The books of Peskov are translated into all European languages and also into Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese.