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:

Portrait of Yuri Gagarin Drawn on Lake Surface in Pskov Region
Russian Citizen Hacked LinkedIn
Mark Krivosheyev Wins National TV Award "Gold Beam"
Video of Oleg Popov's Last Performance Appeared on Web
Mikhail Zadornov to Portray American President in Debut Film

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Russian history  Andrey Zvyagintsev  Russian medicine  Marianna Verevkina  Russian Literature  Board Of Guardians  Krasnodar Territory  Russian Cinema  Republic of North Ossetia-Alania  Brussels  Russian business  famous Russian people  Russian political parties  Russia international  Vasily Kamensky  Archeology  Anatoly Efros  Russian tourism  Pancake Week  Russian musicians  Ilya Ponomarev  Russian Jazz  1812  Russian fashion  elections in Russia  Russian painters  Orthodoxy  Painting  Russian scientists  Resources  Norman Quartet  Chechen republic  Navalny  Robots  Cancer  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Lake Baikal  Russian Shawls  International Music Day  All Russia People's Front  Russian science  Russian Museum  gold reserves  Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts  Sacred Music  insurance  Moscow airports  Moscow  Ballerinas  Exhibitions in Moscow 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites