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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.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 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
Anton Chekhov Three Sisters, The Bear, The Kiss

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E.T.A. Hoffmann is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
E.T.A. Hoffmann The Golden Pot, The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr, The Sandman

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Sergei Prokofiev is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Sergei Prokofiev Veshch' v sebe, A, dlia f-p

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

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Joseph Conrad is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Joseph Conrad 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
Maxim Gorky The Mother, Orloff and His Wife, The life of a useless man

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Leon Trotsky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Leon Trotsky History of the Russian Revolution, The Permanent Revolution, Lenin

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Marina Tsvetaeva is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Marina Tsvetaeva The Demesne of the Swans, The Poem of the End, Svodnye tetradi

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Fyodor Dostoyevsky 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
Sergei Rachmaninoff The Isle of the Dead, Op. 29, in Full Score

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Yuri German is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Russia

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Leo Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Leo Tolstoy War and Peace, Anna Karenina, Resurrection

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Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Igor Stravinsky An Autobiography, Twentieth-Century Piano Classics, Oedipus Rex

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Max Weber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Max Weber The Religion of China: Confucianism and Taoism, Ancient Judaism, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

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Wassily Kandinsky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Wassily Kandinsky Kandinsky drawings, Kandinsky: Parisian period, 1934-1944

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Alexey Novikov-Priboy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Alexey Novikov-Priboy The captain, Tsushima

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Ivan Turgenev is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Ivan Turgenev Fathers and Sons, On the Eve, Virgin soil

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Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikola... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia Anastasia: The Autobiography of H.I.H. The Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicholaevna of Russia, Volume 1

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P. D. Ouspensky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
P. D. Ouspensky A further record, Letters from Russia 1919, The Theosophy Of Max Müller

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Mikhail Kuzmin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Mikhail Kuzmin Wings, Wings; prose and poetry, Selected writings

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George Sanders is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
George Sanders Stranger At Home, Seeking the Spirit, Crime on my hands

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Antar; Ili︠a︡ simfonii︠a︡ dli︠a︡ orkestra, Le coq d'or, Nicolas Rimsky-Korsakov

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov Lolita, Pale Fire, Speak

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Nikolai Gogol is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Nikolai Gogol 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
Vladimir Mayakovsky Eĭ i mne, Mayakovsky, Mystery-Bouffe

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Samuil Marshak is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Samuil Marshak The Twelve Months, Angliĭskie narodnye pesenki, Waxie-Daxie

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Boris Pasternak is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Boris Pasternak Doctor Zhivago, L'an 1905, Récit

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Andrei Tarkovsky is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Andrei Tarkovsky Time Within Time: The Diaries 1970–1986, Andrei Rublëv, Instant light

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Yevgeniy Yevtushenko is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Yevgeniy Yevtushenko Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Ne umiraĭ prezhde smerti, Stolen Apples

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Vladimir Lenin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Vladimir Lenin Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, "Left-Wing" Communism: An Infantile Disorder

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The Gulag Archipelago, In the First Circle

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Bulat Okudzhava is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Bulat Okudzhava Bednyĭ Avrosimov, Svidanie s Bonapartom, Budʹ zdorov

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Dmitry Merezhkovsky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Dmitry Merezhkovsky The Death of the Gods, Pavel I, The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci

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Vladimir Vysotsky is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Vladimir Vysotsky Songs and poems of Vladimir Vysotsky, Hamlet With a Guitar, I Love

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Peter Kropotkin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Peter Kropotkin Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution, Fields, Factories and Workshops

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Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky Mussorgsky / Pictures at an Exhibition, Moszkowski / Spanish Dances, Boris Godounov

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Kazimir Malevich is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Kazimir Malevich Lenʹ kak deĭstvitelʹnai︠a︡ istina chelovechestva, Suprematismus, Les arts de la representation

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Osip Mandelstam is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Osip Mandelstam 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
Aleksandr Pushkin Eugene Onegin, The Blizzard, The Bridegroom

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Boris Akunin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Boris Akunin Murder on the Leviathan, The State Counsellor, Special Assignments: The Further Adventures of Erast Fandorin

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Leonid Leonov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Leonid Leonov 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
Mikhail Baryshnikov Baryshnikov, Because . .

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Pitirim Sorokin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Pitirim Sorokin Social and Cultural Dynamics, Contemporary sociological theories through the first quarter of the twentieth century, The crisis of our age

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Alexander Ostrovsky is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Alexander Ostrovsky The Forest, Enough Stupidity in Every Wise Man, The Storm

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Karl Marx is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Karl Marx The Communist Manifesto, Das Kapital, On the Jewish Question

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Friedrich Engels is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Friedrich Engels The Communist Manifesto, Anti-Dühring, The Condition of the Working Class in England

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Lev Shestov is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Lev Shestov La notte di Getsemani, Dobro v uchenīi gr. Tolstogo i F. Nitshe, Chekhov and other essays

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Isadora Duncan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Isadora Duncan The art of the dance, Moi︠a︡ zhiznʹ, moi︠a︡ Rossii︠a︡

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Mikhail Gorbachev is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Russia
Mikhail Gorbachev Memoirs, Peace Has No Alternative, Socialism^! Peace^! and Democracy