Famous Writers from Russia

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List of famous writers from Russia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Russia is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Russian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Russia and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

This list is made up of a variety of writers, including Garri Bardin and David Reuben.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Russian writers?" and "Which writers are from Russia?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Russia in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Russia, but they're all of Russia descent.
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    Anton Chekhov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

    Anton Chekhov Taganrog, Russia

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    Yasnaya Polyana, Russia

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    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Votkinsk, Russia

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    Moscow, Russia

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    Maxim Gorky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

    Maxim Gorky Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

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    Saint Petersburg, Russia

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    Aleksandr Pushkin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

    Aleksandr Pushkin Moscow, Russia

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    Oryol, Russia

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    Velyki Sorochyntsi, Ukraine

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    Eurasia, Veliky Novgorod, Novgorod Oblast

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    Lomonosov, Russia

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    Smolensk Governorate

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    Saint Petersburg, Russia

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    Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

    Dmitri Shostakovich Saint Petersburg, Russia

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    Vladimir Mayakovsky is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

    Vladimir Mayakovsky Baghdati, Georgia

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    Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine

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    Moscow, Russia

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    Marina Tsvetaeva is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

    Marina Tsvetaeva Moscow, Russia

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    Kislovodsk, Russia

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    Moscow, Russia

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    Ivan Bunin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

    Ivan Bunin Voronezh, Russia

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    Moscow, Russia

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    Sergey Lukyanenko is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

    Sergey Lukyanenko Karatau, Kazakhstan

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    Odessa, Ukraine

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    Oryol, Russia

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    Vologda, Russia

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    Moscow, Russia

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    Lviv, Ukraine

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    Moscow, Russia

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    Moscow, Russia

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    Konstantinovo, Rybnov region, Russia

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    Ukraine, Eurasia, Kirovohrad Oblast

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    Maria Rybakova is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

    Maria Rybakova Moscow, Russia

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    Saint Petersburg, Russia

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    Alexander Sokurov is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

    Alexander Sokurov Irkutsk Oblast, Russia

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    Russia, Moscow

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    Mikhail Baryshnikov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

    Mikhail Baryshnikov Riga, Latvia

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    Privolnoye, Krasnogvardeysky District, Stavropol Krai

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    Andrei Konchalovsky is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

    Andrei Konchalovsky Moscow, Russia

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    Voronezh, Russia

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    Yuryevetsky District

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    Russia, Moscow

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    Moscow, Russia

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    Moscow, Russia

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    Russia, Samara

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