Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russian Sci-Fi Legend Boris Strugatsky Dies at 79
20.11.2012 12:40
Russian Sci-Fi Legend Boris Strugatsky Dies at 79

Boris Strugatsky, the Soviet and Russian legendary science fiction writer, the last remaining member of the Strugatsky brothers duo, died on Monday. He was 79.

      The cause of the writer's death is still indefinite. Some friends of him say he had many heart problems, others say he died of blood cancer.

      Strugatsky, a native of St. Petersburg and an astronomer by education, rose to literary prominence through science fiction novels co-written with his elder brother Arkady, who died in 1991 at the age of 66. The brothers had a great influence on Soviet science fiction and managed to keep it on modern Russian literature.

      The duo published 27 novels and novellas between 1958 and 1988, though many were edited for censorship purposes. Their works are available in 42 languages, including English, where translated titles include Far Rainbow (translated in 1979), Hard to Be God (1973) and Roadside Picnic (1977). The last one made the brothers internationally known for providing the story behind Arseny Tarkovsky’s classic film Stalker in 1979.

      After Arkady Strugatsky’s death of liver cancer, his brother continued writing on his own, publishing two novels, the latest of which came out in 2003. He never was a public person, preferring to keep in the background, but sometimes expressed his opinion about current social and political events. In particular, Boris Strugatsky supported opposition movement and accused Russian top officials of authoritarianism.


Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Boris Strugatsky Russian literature Russian writers Science fiction  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Attraction by Fyodor Bondarchuk to Appear on Screens in 43 Countries
Russian Pianist Wins International Contest in the USA
Sberbank Will Be More Convenient to Visually Impaired And Blind Users
Wall Memorial to Alexey Balabanov Set Up in Yekaterinburg
Boris Berezovsky and Alexander Bely Became Honoured Artists of Russia

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
expats  Perm  Exhibitions in Saint Petersburg  Russia composers  handguns  Russian roads  Tyumen  Nord Stream  Russian Nature  Russian history  Exhibitions in Moscow  Traffic Police  Three Brothers  Russia-US  Painting  Archeology  Book Illustration  Navalny  Svetlana Alliluyeva  Modern Art Museums of Saint Petersburg  Mikhaylov  Contemporary Arts  Gerard Depardieu  Arts and Crafts  Russian business  Russian Cinema  Leningrad Region  Konstantin Korovin  Thermal Springs  Moscow  Installations  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Caricatures  Film Festival  Tiffany   Russian tourism  Tchaikovsky Competition  Concerts in Moscow  Old Samara  Voronezh   Russian Stage Directors  City Hall  Arkhangelsk Region  Velikiy Ustug  Visa   Serge Sudeikin  Russian Literature  Elbrus  Khabarovsk  Russias Central Ban 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites