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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 Died at 44 (1860-1904)

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Leo Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Leo Tolstoy Died at 82 (1828-1910)

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Died at 53 (1840-1893)

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Fyodor Dostoyevsky Died at 60 (1821-1881)

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Maxim Gorky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Maxim Gorky Died at 68 (1868-1936)

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov Died at 78 (1899-1977)

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Aleksandr Pushkin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Aleksandr Pushkin Died at 38 (1799-1837)

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Ivan Turgenev is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Ivan Turgenev Died at 65 (1818-1883)

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Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky Died at 42 (1839-1881)

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Died at 64 (1844-1908)

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Nikolai Gogol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Nikolai Gogol Died at 43 (1809-1852)

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Sergei Rachmaninoff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Sergei Rachmaninoff Died at 70 (1873-1943)

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Igor Stravinsky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Igor Stravinsky Died at 89 (1882-1971)

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Mikhail Glinka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Mikhail Glinka Died at 53 (1804-1857)

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Charles Lamont is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Charles Lamont Died at 98 (1895-1993)

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Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Dmitri Shostakovich Died at 69 (1906-1975)

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Vladimir Mayakovsky is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Vladimir Mayakovsky Died at 37 (1893-1930)

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Sergei Prokofiev is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Sergei Prokofiev Died at 62 (1891-1953)

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Boris Pasternak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Boris Pasternak Died at 70 (1890-1960)

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Marina Tsvetaeva is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Marina Tsvetaeva Died at 49 (1892-1941)

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Died at 90 (1918-2008)

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Peter Kropotkin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Peter Kropotkin Died at 79 (1842-1921)

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Ivan Bunin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Ivan Bunin Died at 83 (1870-1953)

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Michail Aleksandrovich Sholokh... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Michail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov Died at 79 (1905-1984)

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Victor Pelevin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

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

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Anna Akhmatova is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Anna Akhmatova Died at 77 (1889-1966)

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Mikhail Bakhtin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Mikhail Bakhtin Died at 80 (1895-1975)

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Varlam Shalamov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Varlam Shalamov Died at 75 (1907-1982)

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Sergey Mikhalkov is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Sergey Mikhalkov Died at 96 (1913-2009)

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Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikola... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

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Alexandra Marinina is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

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Mikhail Lermontov is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Mikhail Lermontov Died at 27 (1814-1841)

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Genndy Tartakovsky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

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Sergei Yesenin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Sergei Yesenin Died at 30 (1895-1925)

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Leon Trotsky is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Leon Trotsky Died at 61 (1879-1940)

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

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George Sanders is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
George Sanders Died at 66 (1906-1972)

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

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Nikita Mikhalkov is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

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

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Mikhail Gorbachev is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

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

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Samuil Marshak is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Samuil Marshak Died at 77 (1887-1964)

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Yevgeniy Yevtushenko is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Russia

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Andrei Tarkovsky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Andrei Tarkovsky Died at 54 (1932-1986)

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Boris Barnet is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Boris Barnet Died at 63 (1902-1965)

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Vladimir Vysotsky is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Vladimir Vysotsky Died at 42 (1938-1980)

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Bulat Okudzhava is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Bulat Okudzhava Died at 73 (1924-1997)

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Gregory Ratoff is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Russia
Gregory Ratoff Died at 63 (1897-1960)