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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 More
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    Three Sisters, Uncle Vanya, The Lady with the Dog More
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    War and Peace, Anna Karenina, The Death of Ivan Ilych More
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    The Nose, The Overcoat, Diary of a Madman More
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    Eugene Onegin More
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    The Master and Margarita More
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    Lolita, Pale Fire, Speak Memory More
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    Fathers and Sons, The Diary of a Superfluous Man More
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    A Cloud in Trousers, Mystery-Bouffe More
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    Doctor Zhivago, The Second Birth, Life More
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    A Common Story, Izbrannoe, Same Old Story More
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    Omon Ra, The Sacred Book of the Werewolf , Buddha's Little Finger More
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    The Gulag Archipelago, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich More
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    Vladimir Paley

    Antichrist More
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    Uncle Styopa, the National Anthem of Russia More
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    Sergey Lukyanenko

    Labyrinth of Reflections, Night Watch series More
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    Sergei Gennadiyevich Kruglov

    The Mirror, The Typist, Provincial Literature More
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    Joesph Brodsky

    A Part of Speech, To Urania, Less Than One, Marbles More
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    And Quiet Flows the Don More
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    Poem of the End, The Train of Life, The Floorcleaners' Song More
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    The Village, Dry Valley, The Life of Arseniev More
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    Twenty-Six Men and a Girl, The Mother, The Song of the Stormy Petrel More
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    Land of Scoundrels More
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    A Hero of Our Time More
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    The Kolyma Tales More
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    Valentin Rasputin

    Siberia, Siberia More
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    Kill, People Years Life, The Black Book More
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    Evgeny Chirikov

    The Jews, The Life of Tarkhanov More
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    Anna Grom and her Ghost, Loser's Brotherhood More
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    Sophia Parnok

    Roses and Pieria, The Vine, Music More
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    Yevgeny Zamyatin

    We More
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    Confluence of Circumstances More
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    Requiem, Evening, Poem without a Hero More
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