SMIRNOV, Vasilij Ivanovič. Tver gub. 1898 — 19??. Russian Indologist, specialist of Bengali. Son of a farmer. Graduated from teacher college 1918, worked as schoolteacher until 1928. Now studies at Moscow Oriental Institute, soon moved to Leningrad, graduated there 1932. Further studies under Barannikov. From September 1936 Docent at Leningrad Oriental Institute, but arrested in 1937 and disappears.
Publications: Diss. Filosofija gandisma. (ms.).
Sources: Vasil’kov & Sorokina 2003, 355f.