Famous Authors from Russia

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List of the most popular authors from Russia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Russian authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Russian writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

List features authors like S. Ansky and D. S. Mirsky.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Russia?" and "Who are the best Russian authors?"

For further information on these historic Russian authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Russian authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.
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    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Russia

    Eugene Onegin, The Seasons and Other Works for Solo Piano, Serenade in C^!

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    Anton Chekhov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Russia

    Three Sisters, The Bear, The Kiss

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    The Golden Pot, The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr, The Sandman

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    Veshch' v sebe^! A^! dlia f-p, The gambler, Deux chansons russes

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    Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Russia

    Testimony, Katerina Ismailova

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    Joseph Conrad is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Russia

    Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, The Secret Agent

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    Maxim Gorky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Russia

    The Mother, Orloff and His Wife, The life of a useless man

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    History of the Russian Revolution, The Permanent Revolution, Lenin

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    The Demesne of the Swans, The Poem of the End, Svodnye tetradi

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    The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot

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    Sergei Rachmaninoff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Russia

    The Isle of the Dead^! Op. 29^! in Full Score, Der Fruhling^! Op. 20^!

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    Leo Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Russia

    War and Peace, Anna Karenina, Resurrection

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    An Autobiography, Twentieth-Century Piano Classics, Oedipus Rex

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    The Religion of China: Confucianism and Taoism, Ancient Judaism, The ...

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    Kandinsky drawings, Kandinsky: Parisian period, 1934-1944

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    The captain, Tsushima

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    Fathers and Sons, On the Eve, Virgin soil

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    Anastasia: The Autobiography of H.I.H. The Grand Duchess Anastasia ...

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    A further record, Letters from Russia 1919, The Theosophy Of Max ...

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    Wings, Wings; prose and poetry, Selected writings

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    Stranger At Home, Seeking the Spirit, Crime on my hands

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    Antar; Ili︠a︡ simfonii︠a︡ dli︠a︡ orkestra, Le coq d'or, Nicolas ...

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    Lolita, Pale Fire, Speak^! Memory

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    Dead Souls, The Government Inspector, Nevsky Prospekt

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    Vladimir Mayakovsky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Russia

    Eĭ i mne, Mayakovsky, Mystery-Bouffe

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    The Twelve Months, Angliĭskie narodnye pesenki, Waxie-Daxie

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    Doctor Zhivago, L'an 1905, Récit

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    Time Within Time: The Diaries 1970–1986, Andrei Rublëv, Instant light ...

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    Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Ne umiraĭ prezhde smerti, Stolen Apples

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    Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, "Left-Wing" ...

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

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    Bednyĭ Avrosimov, Svidanie s Bonapartom, Budʹ zdorov^! shkoli͡a︡r

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    The Death of the Gods, Pavel I, The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci

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    Songs and poems of Vladimir Vysotsky, Hamlet With a Guitar, I Love^!

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    Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution, Fields^! Factories and Workshops, Ethik ...

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    Mussorgsky / Pictures at an Exhibition, Moszkowski / Spanish Dances, Boris ...

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    Lenʹ kak deĭstvitelʹnai︠a︡ istina chelovechestva, Suprematismus, Les arts ...

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    Shum vremeni, Osip Mandelstam, The Moscow Notebooks

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    Aleksandr Pushkin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Russia

    Eugene Onegin, The Blizzard, The Bridegroom

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    Murder on the Leviathan, The State Counsellor, Special Assignments: The ...

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    Leonid Leonov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Russia

    The river, La Fin d'un petit homme, The thief

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    Mikhail Baryshnikov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Russia

    Baryshnikov, Because . .

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    Social and Cultural Dynamics, Contemporary sociological theories through ...

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    The Forest, Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man, The Storm

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    The Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital, On the Jewish Question

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    The Communist Manifesto, Anti-Dühring, The Condition of the Working ...

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    La notte di Getsemani, Dobro v uchenīi gr. Tolstogo i F. Nitshe, Chekhov ...

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    The art of the dance, Moi︠a︡ zhiznʹ^! moi︠a︡ Rossii︠a︡^! moĭ Esenin, My ...

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    Mikhail Gorbachev is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Russia

    Memoirs, Peace Has No Alternative, Socialism

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