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The Best Russian Authors

List Criteria: Top Russian writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays

List of the best Russian authors of both nonfiction and fiction literature, along with some authors of poetry. Russian authors have contributed to almost all genres of literature, including children's literature, mysteries and science fiction. Famous authors like Vladimir Nabokov have given us classics such as Lolita and Leo Tolstoy with Anna Karenina.

Although Russia has gone through political turmoils and two world wars, the writers of the time were still able to produce classic novels that help with social conditions and soul-searching. This will pose the question of who was able to do these things and "who are some of the best Russian authors?"

The list can be voted on for who is the best Russian author as well as suggestions to be added to the list for those obscure, but still the best, authors.

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    Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, The Idiot

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    The Nose, The Overcoat, Diary of a Madman

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    War and Peace, Anna Karenina, The Death of Ivan Ilych

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    Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, The Lady with the Dog

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    Lolita, Pale Fire, Speak Memory

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    Eugene Onegin

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    The Master and Margarita

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    Fathers and Sons, The Diary of a Superfluous Man

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    A Cloud in Trousers, Mystery-Bouffe

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    A Hero of Our Time

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    Doctor Zhivago, The Second Birth, Life

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    The Gulag Archipelago, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

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    Poem of the End, The Train of Life, The Floorcleaners' Song

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    Requiem, Evening, Poem without a Hero

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    The Village, Dry Valley, The Life of Arseniev

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    Twenty-Six Men and a Girl, The Mother, The Song of the Stormy Petrel

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    Joesph Brodsky A Part of Speech, To Urania, Less Than One

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    Leonid Andreyev The Seven Who Were Hanged, He who gets slapped, Savva and the Life of Man ...

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    There Is Such a Guy, The Red Snowball Tree, Short stories

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    Land of Scoundrels

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    Oblomov, The Precipice, Neizdannai͡a︡ perepiska K.R

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    Omon Ra, The Sacred Book of the Werewolf, Buddha's Little Finger

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    The Kolyma Tales

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    And Quiet Flows the Don

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    The Foundation Pit, The Fierce and Beautiful World, The Return and Other ...

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    Evgeny Chirikov The Jews, The Life of Tarkhanov

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    Valentin Rasputin Siberia, Siberia

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    Anna Grom and her Ghost, Loser's Brotherhood

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    Vladimir Paley Antichrist

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    Confluence of Circumstances

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    Sophia Parnok Roses and Pieria, The Vine, Music

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    Sergey Lukyanenko Labyrinth of Reflections, Night Watch series

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    Uncle Styopa, the National Anthem of Russia

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    Kill, People Years Life, The Black Book

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    Sergei Gennadiyevich Kruglov The Mirror, The Typist, Provincial Literature

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