Soviet writer and journalist, after participating in the student movement at the University of Moscow during the revolution of 1905, he emigrated to Paris, where he began to write poems under the influence of writers such as Paul Verlaine or Francis Jammes, and befriended artists like Picasso Apollinaire and Léger. During World War II he was a correspondent on the front. Although sympathetic to the revolution, he did not feel comfortable with the events in the Soviet Union and left in 1921. That year, wrote that critics have judged his best novel, Julio Jurenito, ridiculing both the capitalist West and the Soviet system . He traveled frequently to Spain as a correspondent, where he wrote works such as Spain, republic of workers (1932), will not (1936) and Guadalajara: a defeat of Fascism (1937), which reconciled him with communism. From 1950 until his death, Ehrenburg was an outstanding personality, a deputy of the Supreme Soviet and respected messenger of State. In 1952 he received the Lenin Peace Prize.