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14th Sep '16 9:05:10 AM JulianLapostat
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* Nikolai Leskov (1831-1895): A great poet and short story writer whose works were highly admired within Russia by Chekhov, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and others but was OvershadowedByAwesome outside. He's best known for his short story ''LadyMacbeth of the Tsenk District'' and ''[[OverlyLongTitle The Tale of Cross-Eyed Lefty From Tula and The Steel Flea'' which is considered one of the greatest short stories ever written.

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* Nikolai Leskov (1831-1895): A great poet and short story writer whose works were highly admired within Russia by Chekhov, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and others but was OvershadowedByAwesome outside. He's best known for his short story ''LadyMacbeth of the Tsenk District'' and ''[[OverlyLongTitle The Tale of Cross-Eyed Lefty From Tula and The Steel Flea'' Flea]]'' which is considered one of the greatest short stories ever written.
14th Sep '16 9:04:46 AM JulianLapostat
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* Andrey Bely (18801934)



* [[Creator/FyodorDostoevsky Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky]]: He wrote ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', ''Literature/TheIdiot'', ''Literature/NotesFromUnderground'', ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'' and many other books. He is considered by many to be Russia's greatest writer along with Tolstoy.
* Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy aka Creator/LeoTolstoy: He wrote ''Literature/WarAndPeace'', ''Literature/AnnaKarenina'', "Literature/TheKreutzerSonata", and many, many others. He heavily influenced UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi.

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* [[Creator/FyodorDostoevsky Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky]]: He wrote ''Literature/CrimeAndPunishment'', ''Literature/TheIdiot'', ''Literature/NotesFromUnderground'', ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'' and many other books. He is considered by many to be Russia's greatest writer along with Tolstoy.Tolstoy, though he was usually more liked outside Russia (especially in France) than within[[note]]Many famous Russian intellectuals disliked Dostoevsky's work including Turgenev, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Schaltykov-Schehdrin and in modern times Nabokov. Maxim Gorky admitted to liking Dostoevsky but called him "Russia's EvilGenius"[[/note]], [[HoistByHisOwnPetard which is ironic since he was a slavophile West-hating conservative Great Russian]].
* Nikolai Leskov (1831-1895): A great poet and short story writer whose works were highly admired within Russia by Chekhov, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and others but was OvershadowedByAwesome outside. He's best known for his short story ''LadyMacbeth of the Tsenk District'' and ''[[OverlyLongTitle The Tale of Cross-Eyed Lefty From Tula and The Steel Flea'' which is considered one of the greatest short stories ever written.
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Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy aka Creator/LeoTolstoy: He wrote ''Literature/WarAndPeace'', ''Literature/AnnaKarenina'', "Literature/TheKreutzerSonata", and many, many others. He heavily influenced UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi.
UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi, Creator/JamesJoyce and several many other writers around the world.
* Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883): Author of ''Fathers and Sons, First Love'' and ''The Sportsman's Sketchbook''. He was the first major Russian novelist to have an international readership, counting Creator/HenryJames and Creator/GustaveFlaubert among his friends, and he was highly influential in Russia but over time his pro-Western liberal positions earned him scorn from both the Left and the Right. His short-stories were highly influential on Creator/ErnestHemingway.



* Creator/IsaacBabel: Wrote ''Tales of Odessa'', ''Red Cavalry'', and other works.
* Creator/AntonChekhov -- yes, THE [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov]]. Wrote tons of short stories, of which perhaps the most famous is "The Lady with the Little Dog", and some legendary plays like ''Theatre/TheCherryOrchard'' and ''Theatre/TheSeagull''. Deemed heavily influential on Virigina Woolf and Creator/JamesJoyce, to mention just two.
* Mikhail Bulgakov: Wrote ''Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita'', ''Literature/HeartOfADog'', ''Black Snow'', ''[[Film/IvanVasilievichChangesProfession Ivan Vasilievich]]'', "The Fatal Eggs", and others. Living in early USSR times, he was proud enough to make fun of its ugly parts.
* Creator/AleksandrSolzhenitsyn: Wrote ''Literature/{{One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich}}'' and other works. Won a UsefulNotes/{{Nobel Prize|In Literature}} in 1970. He is not really wide popular in modern times, though. His name is often mentioned when 'crimes of communism' are discussed.
* Creator/VladimirNabokov: Wrote ''Glory'' and ''The Gift'' in Russian, as well as the infamous ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' in English, among numerous other works and translations.

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* Creator/IsaacBabel: Isaac Babel: Wrote ''Tales of Odessa'', ''Red Cavalry'', and other works.
* Andrey Bely (18801934): Poet, literary critic, and novelist, best known for his book, ''Petersburg'' which Nabokov and many others consider the greatest Russian-language novel of the 20th Century, a masterpiece on the same plateau as ''Literature/{{Ulysses}}''.
* Mikhail Bulgakov: Wrote ''Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita'', ''Literature/HeartOfADog'', ''Black Snow'', ''[[Film/IvanVasilievichChangesProfession Ivan Vasilievich]]'', "The Fatal Eggs", and others. Living in early USSR times, he was proud enough to make fun of its ugly parts, and lucky to score UsefulNotes/JosefStalin himself as a BigNameFan.
* Creator/AntonChekhov -- yes, THE [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov]]. Wrote tons of short stories, of which perhaps the most famous is "The Lady with the Little Dog", and some legendary plays like ''Theatre/TheCherryOrchard'' and ''Theatre/TheSeagull''. Deemed heavily influential on Virigina Woolf and Virginia Woolf, Creator/JamesJoyce, to mention just two.
* Mikhail Bulgakov: Wrote ''Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita'', ''Literature/HeartOfADog'', ''Black Snow'', ''[[Film/IvanVasilievichChangesProfession Ivan Vasilievich]]'', "The Fatal Eggs",
and others. Living in early USSR times, he was proud enough to make fun of its ugly parts.
* Creator/AleksandrSolzhenitsyn: Wrote ''Literature/{{One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich}}''
most 20th Century dramatists and other works. Won a UsefulNotes/{{Nobel Prize|In Literature}} in 1970. He is not really wide popular in modern times, though. His name is often mentioned when 'crimes of communism' are discussed.
short story writers.
* Creator/VladimirNabokov: Wrote ''Glory'' Famous for writing great books in both Russian ''and'' English. He wrote ''Glory, Despair'' and ''The Gift'' in Russian, as well as and the infamous ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'' and ''Literature/PaleFire'' in English, among numerous English. At Cornell University he was professor of Russian Literature and wrote many scholarly works on Gogol, Pushkin, Turgenev and other works writers, as well as translations of ''Literature/AHeroOfOurTime'', ''The Tale of Igor'' and translations.''Literature/EugeneOnegin''.


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* Andrei Platonov (1899-1951): A soviet-era author whose work was rediscovered during the 90s. Best known for ''The Foundation Pit'' and his other works written in experimental styles despite official policies of SocialistRealism which was the major reason his works were banned.
* Creator/AleksandrSolzhenitsyn: Wrote ''Literature/{{One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich}}'' and ''Literature/TheGulagArchipelago''. Won a UsefulNotes/{{Nobel Prize|In Literature}} in 1970. Immensely famous and influential in TheSixties and TheSeventies, his reputation declined afterwards, when he became another anti-Western slavophile in the tradition of Dostoevsky. His name is often mentioned when 'crimes of communism' are discussed.
27th Jun '16 1:21:16 AM PaulA
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* Creator/NikolaiGogol: ''Literature/DeadSouls'', "The Overcoat", ''The Inspector General''

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* Creator/NikolaiGogol: ''Literature/DeadSouls'', "The Overcoat", ''The Inspector General''''Theatre/TheInspectorGeneral''
6th Mar '16 2:12:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* IsaacBabel: Wrote ''Tales of Odessa'', ''Red Cavalry'', and other works.

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* IsaacBabel: Creator/IsaacBabel: Wrote ''Tales of Odessa'', ''Red Cavalry'', and other works.



* AleksandrSolzhenitsyn: Wrote ''Literature/{{One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich}}'' and other works. Won a UsefulNotes/{{Nobel Prize|In Literature}} in 1970. He is not really wide popular in modern times, though. His name is often mentioned when 'crimes of communism' are discussed.

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* AleksandrSolzhenitsyn: Creator/AleksandrSolzhenitsyn: Wrote ''Literature/{{One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich}}'' and other works. Won a UsefulNotes/{{Nobel Prize|In Literature}} in 1970. He is not really wide popular in modern times, though. His name is often mentioned when 'crimes of communism' are discussed.
25th Dec '15 2:41:05 AM Koveras
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* ''Literature/LabyrinthsOfEcho'' by MaxFrei. Another popular fantasy series.

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* ''Literature/LabyrinthsOfEcho'' by MaxFrei.Creator/MaxFrei. Another popular fantasy series.
12th Sep '15 11:47:43 PM nombretomado
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* AleksandrSolzhenitsyn: Wrote ''Literature/{{One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich}}'' and other works. Won a {{Nobel Prize|In Literature}} in 1970. He is not really wide popular in modern times, though. His name is often mentioned when 'crimes of communism' are discussed.

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* AleksandrSolzhenitsyn: Wrote ''Literature/{{One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich}}'' and other works. Won a {{Nobel UsefulNotes/{{Nobel Prize|In Literature}} in 1970. He is not really wide popular in modern times, though. His name is often mentioned when 'crimes of communism' are discussed.
11th Jul '15 5:05:39 PM nombretomado
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* Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy aka Creator/LeoTolstoy: He wrote ''Literature/WarAndPeace'', ''Literature/AnnaKarenina'', "Literature/TheKreutzerSonata", and many, many others. He heavily influenced MahatmaGandhi.

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* Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy aka Creator/LeoTolstoy: He wrote ''Literature/WarAndPeace'', ''Literature/AnnaKarenina'', "Literature/TheKreutzerSonata", and many, many others. He heavily influenced MahatmaGandhi.
UsefulNotes/MahatmaGandhi.
14th May '15 4:13:39 PM nombretomado
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* VictorPelevin: is something of an oddball. His works can be described as highly postmodernistic MagicalRealism. Think Russian GrantMorrison on even more drugs.

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* VictorPelevin: is something of an oddball. His works can be described as highly postmodernistic MagicalRealism. Think Russian GrantMorrison Creator/GrantMorrison on even more drugs.
9th Apr '15 11:04:50 PM Azek
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* ''Ogonyok''- A weekly magazine running since 1899.

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* ''Ogonyok''- ''Ogonyok'' - A weekly magazine running since 1899.
* ''Krokodil'' - Satirical magazine (1922-1991).
* ''Murzilka'' - Illustrated magazine for children printed from 1924 to this day.
* ''Vesyolie kartinki'' - Another illustrated magazine for children (1956-2012). Notable for having comic book stories featuring characters pulled from folklore, cartoons and books popular at the time (a crossover if you will).

22nd Mar '15 6:09:14 PM TVRulezAgain
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* IvanYefremov: Wrote ''Literature/ThaisOfAthens'' and the Literature/GreatRing cycle.

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* IvanYefremov: Creator/IvanYefremov: Wrote ''Literature/ThaisOfAthens'' and the Literature/GreatRing cycle.
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