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Leo Tolstoy
August, 28th (on September, 9th) 1828 - 7 (20) November 1910
Vladimir Gilyarovsky
... - ...
Alexander Sumarokov
... - ...
Vladimir Bogomolov
3 July 1926 - 30 December 2003
Andrei Bitov
27 May 1937 - ...
Boris Akunin
20 May 1956 - ...
Boris Strugatsky
14 April 1933 - 19 November 2012
Kir Bulychev
18 October 1934 - 5 September 2003
Anton Chekhov
January 17, 1860 - July 2, 1904
Mikhail Bulgakov
May 15, 1891 - March 10, 1940
Chinghiz Aitmatov
December 12, 1928 - June 10, 2008
Yuri Koval
February, 9th 1938 - August, 2nd 1995
Yevgeni Grishkovetz
17 February 1967 - ...
Boris Shergin
July 16, 1893 - October 31, 1973
Ivan Turgenev
November 9 [O.S. October 28] 1818 - September 3 [O.S. August 22] 1883
Ivan Goncharov
18 June [O.S. 6 June] 1812 - September [O.S. 15 September] 1891
Fyodor Tyutchev
December 5 [O.S. November 23] 1803 - July 27 [O.S. July 15] 1873
Andrei Bely
October 26 [O.S. October 14] 1880 - January 8, 1934
Antony Pogorelsky
1787 - 9 (21) July 1836
Nikolai Garin-Mikhailovsky
8 (20) February 1852 - 27 November (10 December) 1906
Aleksey Remizov
6 July [O.S. 24 June] 1877 - November 26, 1957
Pyotr Yershov
March 6 [O.S. February 22] 1815 - August 30 1869
Sasha Chorny
13 October 1880 N.S - 5 July 1932
Alexander Grin
August 23, 1880 - July 8, 1932
Aleksei Nikolayevich Tolstoi
29 December (11 January) 1883 - 23 February 1945
Mikhail Prishvin
January 23 (N.S. February 4), 1873 - January 16, 1954, Moscow
Vitaly Bianki
11 February 1894 - 10 June 1959
Boris Zhitkov
30 August (11 September) 1882 - 19 October 1938
Andrei Platonov
20 August (1 September) 1899 - 5 January 1951
Dmitry Rovinsky
16 (28) August 1824 - 23 June 1895
Vladimir Sorokin
... - ...
Venedikt Erofeyev
October 24, 1938 - May 11, 1990
Dmitrii Bykov
20 December 1967 - ...
Ivan Bunin
October 22, 1870 - November 8, 1953
Mikhail Sholokhov
May 24, 1905 - February 21, 1984
Samuil Marshak
October, 22nd, 1887 - July, 4th, 1964
Vladimir Obruchev
October 10, 1863 - June 19, 1956
Alexander Vampilov
19 August 1937 - 17 August 1972
Varlam Shalamov
June 18, 1907 - January 17, 1982
Andrei Voznesensky
May 12, 1933 - June 1, 2010
Boris Zakhoder
9 September 1918 - 7 November 2000
Yevgeny Yevtushenko
18 July 1932 - ...
Lyudmila Petrushevskaya
26 May 1938 - ...
Mikhail Yelizarov
January, 28th, 1973 - ...
Nikolai Gogol
31 March 1809 - 4 March 1852
Victor Pelevin
November, 22nd, 1962 - ...
Mikhail Zoshchenko
July, 29th, 1895 (August, 10th) - July, 22nd, 1958
Eufrosinia Kersnovskaya
... - ...
Agniya Barto
February 17 (O.S. February 4) 1906 - April 1, 1981
Eduard Uspensky
December 22, 1937 - ...
Victor Golyavkin
August, 31st, 1929 - July, 21st, 2001
Radii Pogodin
August, 16th, 1925 - March, 30th, 1993
Andrei Stolyarov
October, 20th 1950 - ...
Andrei Lazarchuk
February, 6th 1958 - ...
Maxim Gorky
16 March 1868 - 18 June 1936
Alexander Ostrovsky
31 March 1823 - 14 June 1886
Nestor Kukolnik
September 8, 1809 - December 20, 1868
Alexander Belyayev
16 March 1884 - 6 January 1942
Nikolai Berdyaev
... - ...
Zakhar Prilepin
... - ...
Denis Fonvizin
14 April [O.S. 3 April] 1744 or 1745 - 12 December [O.S. 1 December] 1792
Dina Rubina
September 19, 1953 - ...
Lyudmila Ulitskaya
February 21, 1943 - ...
Dmitry Merezhkovsky
August 2 (14), 1865 - December 9, 1941
Vasily Rozanov
May 2, 1856 - February 5, 1919
Nikolay Berdyaev
March 18, 1874 - March 24, 1948
Mikhail Zadornov
July 21, 1948 - ...
Dmitry Glukhovsky
June 12, 1979 - ...
Polina Dashkova
July 14, 1960 - ...
Nicolai Lilin
... - ...
Anna Starobinets
October 25, 1978 - ...
Sergey Kostin
... - ...
Tatyana Tolstaya
3 May, 1951 - ...
Konstantin Simonov
November 28, 1915 - August 28, 1979
Alexander Tvardovsky
June 8 (21), 1910 - December 18, 1971
Maria Galina
... - ...
Alexey Ivanov
November 23, 1969 - ...
Mikhail Shishkin
January 18, 1961 - ...
Leonid Yuzefovich
December 18, 1947 - ...
Pavel Krusanov
August 14, 1961 - ...
Anatoly Mariyengof
June 24, 1897 - June 24, 1962
Victoria Tokareva
November 20, 1937 - ...


How Ivan Yefremov Found Dragon Cemetery and Why He Wrote Andromeda Nebula
On April 22, 1908, famous Russian writer and paleontologist Ivan Yefremov, the author of the Andromeda Nebula and other popular sci-fi books, was born. Interestingly enough, the classic of Russian science fiction contributed not less into science than into literature.
Dmitry Bykov: Poet or Revolter?
Dmitry Bykov says: I never set myself the task of influencing the opinion of the Russians. I set myself the task of reminding people that there are absolute values, and then let them think for themselves.
World Famous Poets and Writers to Recite Their Works in Moscow
International literary festival Spoken Word: Post-Babel Condition (ISWAF) will be held in the framework of the book fair "non/fiction" in Moscow from December 2 to 4.
Andrey Bely Memorial Apartment in Moscow
Andrey Bely was a writer, poet, philosopher and theorist of Symbolism. He was considered a genius by lots of his contemporaries and subjected to criticism and persecution by the Soviet officials.
Post-Soviet Russian Literature, Part 1
Post-Soviet literature dissolved borders and swept away the division into emigrant literature and literature of the mother country.
Postmodernism in Modern Russian Literature
Postmodernism in Russian literature consists in combination of opposite concepts: the sublime and the low, pathetics and mockery, the fragments and integrity.
Russian Writers on the World Book Market, Part 2
In some sense Lyudmila Ulitskaya is an ideal Russian writer for export. She describes usual Russian life with humanistic philosophy and universal subjects, such as life and death, memory and love. Reading such texts is part of the modern intellectuals image.
Russian Writers on the World Book Market, Part 1
Foreign readers review is an important test not only for a particular writer as such, but also for the Russian culture in general. Success or failure of domestic books abroad shows how competitive we are in respect of ideas.
Ural Writers: Charming Myths and Severe Realities in Russian Literature
The Urals region is rich in talented people in different spheres of Russian life. And literature is not an exception to that rule. Ural nature inspires for creation of mystical or fairy-tale stories, Ural mode of life and traditions add ethnic flavour to the books and Ural rich history allows to create truly epic and dramatic novels. So, no wonder that Ural literature is so stands out against the whole mass of Russian literature. This article tells you about the most outstanding writers, who lived and worked in the Urals region.
Literature in Post-Soviet Time
Mikhail Gorbachevs assumption of office in 1985 and the following epoch of glasnost (i.e. publicity) in Soviet mass media, including press, brought about sweeping changes into Russian literature.
Russian Literature during Thaw and Stagnation (1960s-1970s)
In the early 1960s the demand for greater freedom of artistic expression in literature and arts manifested itself with new power, especially by efforts of the angry young men, the most well-known of whom became poets Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko and Andrey Andreyevich Voznesensky.


Exhibition From Tolstoy to Tolstoy. Writer, Fashion and Style
How often did Leo Tolstoy walk barefoot (as in his famous portrait by Ilya Repin)? Were the Silver Age poets always dainty?
Exhibition "Gogol in Moscow"
It was in Moscow, where Nikolai Gogol wrote the first volume of "Dead Souls" and communicated with Alexander Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov and Ivan Turgenev.
Renowned Writer Eduard Uspensky Died of Cancer
The famous childrens playwright and screenwriter Eduard Uspensky died in his summer residence in the Village of Puchkovo, Moscow Region.
Open-Air Festival "Dacha Tsaritsyno 2018"
In August, the Tsaritsyno museum-estate in Moscow has launched an open-air festival dedicated to the history of Russian summer residence traditions.
Short List of the National Bestseller Literary Award Announced
Writers Alexey Salnikov and Anna Starobinets have made it into the final contest of the literary award "National Bestseller".
Another Museum of Fyodor Dostoevsky Will Appear in Moscow
The museum opening will be timed to the 200th anniversary since the birth of the great Russian classic.
Finalists of Big Book Award Announced
The short-list of Russias greatest literary award The Big Book consists of nine writers.
Big Literary Award of Russia Conferred on 7 Masters of Russian Literature
The Moscow Central House of Writers has hosted the Big Literary Award ceremony. This year it has become objectively "poetic".
Zakhar Prilepin Wins Ivo Andric Award in Serbia
The award was handed in to the winner by famous film director Emir Kusturica.
Mikhail Bulgakov's Apartment First Time Opened for Visitors
The 125th anniversary since the birth of the great writer is celebrated with an exhibition in his apartment in Moscow.
Alexey German Jr. to Film Biopic on Sergey Dovlatov
Actors Elena Lyadova, Anton Shagin and Svetlana Hodchenkova will play in the film Dovlatov.
Writer Vladimir Zheleznikov Passed Away in Moscow
The well-known Russian children's writer and screen writer Vladimir Zheleznikov, aged 91, died in Moscow.
TASS to Display Collection of Russian Writers' Photos
In the framework of the Year of Literature in Russia the TASS news agency presents a photo exhibition in the Central Museum of Modern History.
Russian Emigration in Polish University
The 2nd International Conference 'Great Names of Russian Emigration: Writers of the Russian Abroad' will be held in the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn from October 19 to 21.
Writer and Critic Samuil Lurie Passed Away
The notable writer Samuil Lurie, aged 73, died in St. Petersburg after a serious disease.
Writer Alexei Ivanov is in Top Three of Most Popular Authors in Moscow
According to the 2014 rating of Moscow libraries, Alexei Ivanov ranks third after Gabriel Garcia Márquez and Dina Rubina.
Dmitry Glukhovsky to Present his New Novel Metro 2035
The writer Dmitry Glukhovsky is going to present in Perm one of the most highly anticipated novels Metro 2035.
Famous Writers Quotes to Appear in Central Streets of Moscow
Winners of the contest City in Words in the framework of Library Night 2015 have been announced.
Sergey Dovlatov House Museum Created in Pskov Region
A private museum of the writer Sergey Dovlatov has been founded in Berezino Village of the Pskov Region.
Writer, Translator and Songwriter Mark Freidkin Passes Away
Russian writer, translator, author and singer-songwriter Mark Freidkin, aged 60, died on Tuesday after a long illness.
Illustrious Russian Writer Supports Euromaidan Protests
The most mysterious Russian writer Viktor Pelevin now has his social media avatar looking as a black square with a blue-yellow strip symbolizing the Ukrainian flag.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Center to be Founded in Moscow
Urban Planning and Land Commission of Moscow has approved the blueprint of a development plan for a site in 1st Samotechny Lane.
Unknown Works by Vasily Shukshin Found
The 85th anniversary since the birth of the great Russian actor, film director and writer Vasily Shukshin will be marked with publication of his earlier unknown works.
Valentin Pikul Monument to be Unveiled in Murmansk
Monument to the well-known Soviet marine writer Valentin Pikul (1928-1990) will be unveiled in Murmansk on June 13.
National Best-Seller Literary Award Goes to Figl-Migl
The writer under the strange penname Figl-Migl has become the winner of the National Best-Seller award.
Stepan Pisakhov Museum in Arkhangelsk to be Reopened in 2014
The museum of the great Russian fairy tale writer Stepan Pisakhov (1879-1960) in Arkhangelsk will resume its work in 2014.
Russian Writer Boris Vasilyev Passed Away
On Monday, March 11, a famous Soviet and Russian writer Boris Vasilyev died on the 89th year of his life.
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.
Russian Author Receives South Korean Literary Award
Russian writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya has won the Park Kyung-ni literary prize for her book 'Daniel Stein, Interpreter', Elkost literary agency reports.
Paustovsky House Museum Opens in Tarusa
The Tarusa town in the Kaluga Region is harbouring the house, where the Russian writer Konstantin Paustovsky (1892-1968) spent every summer from 1955 till his death in 1968.
The Greatest Russian Poet Died 175 Years Ago
On February 10, Russia marked 175th anniversary of the legendary Russian poet Alexander Pushkin's death.
Paris Garden Will be Named after Russian Writer
A garden located on Port Maillot square in Paris will be named after the Russian writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn. It was decided by voting of members of the City Council in the French capital.
Quizz on Russian Literature from The Guardian
The Guardian newspaper offered its readers to take a test on their knowledge of Russian literature as part of its culture section.
Art Exhibition of Writer Vladimir Voinovich Opens in Moscow
Exhibition of paintings by the writer Vladimir Voinovich, who has been into art for almost 20 years, will be opened in Teatralnaya Gallery in Malaya Ordynka Street on January, 25th.
Russian Booker of the Decade Finds its Winner
The Russian Booker Prize of the Decade, a prestigious literary award, has been given to a Russian writer and philologist Aleksander Chudakov, posthumously.
Memorial Plaque to Sergey Dovlatov Installed in Ufa
Bashkortostan Republic keeps memory of the famous Russian writer Sergey Dovlatov. The memorial plaque has been installed on the house, where Dovlatov spent his childhood.
"Big Book-2011" Was Chosen Yesterday
Laureates of the prestigious "Big Book-2011" literary award were announced on November 29, in Moscow.
Russian Book of the Decade to Be Chosen in December
The Russian Booker Prize of the Decade award has chosen a short-list of five finalists, which were previously shortlisted for the Booker prize in years from 2001 to 2010.
Russia Marks 190th Birthday Anniversary of Fyodor Dostoevsky
Today Russia celebrates 190th anniversary of the birth of Fyodor Dostoevsky, the great Russian classic writer and philosopher.
Alexander Pushkin Monument Unveiled in Baghdad
A monument to the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin was unveiled in Iraq, in the University of Baghdad.
Russian Writer Is Nominated to Be Nobel Laureate
Famous Russian writer Victor Pelevin is included to the list of pretenders for the Nobel Prize in Literature 2011. Bookmakers estimate his chances as 50 to 1.
Russian Bilingual Writer Wins a Prestigious Literary Award
Olga Martynova, a bilingual Russian novelist, has become the first-ever Russian winner of the Roswitha Prize, the oldest German-language literary award, which is given exclusively for women.

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