Nikolai Nikolaevich Aseev was born on July 10, 1889, in Lgov, Russian Empire. Russian Soviet poet and translator, screenwriter, the figure of Russian futurism. Began to publish in 1909. Since 1914, Aseev, together with S.P.Bobrov and B.L. Pasternak, was one of the leading representatives of the Lyrics circle (in particular, he wrote the foreword to Pasternak's debut collection Twin in the Clouds), then these same three poets formed the core group "Centrifuga", professing futurism. From 1923 he took part in the literary group "LEF". The poem Lyrical Digression (1924) provoked heated discussions. Here Aseev laments the "ideological concessions" and critically depicts the distortion of the revolutionary idea in the new political environment of the NEP.