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List of the most popular authors from Soviet Union, 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 Soviet 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 Soviet writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Nikolai Pogodin and Michail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov are included in this list.

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

For further information on these historic Soviet authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Soviet authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Dmitri Shostakovich Testimony, Katerina Ismailova

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Alexei Khvostenko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union

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Maxim Gorky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Maxim Gorky The Mother, Orloff and His Wife, The life of a useless man

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Marina Tsvetaeva is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Marina Tsvetaeva The Demesne of the Swans, The Poem of the End, Svodnye tetradi

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Yuri German is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union

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Samuil Marshak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Samuil Marshak The Twelve Months, Angliĭskie narodnye pesenki, Waxie-Daxie

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Vladimir Mayakovsky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Vladimir Mayakovsky Eĭ i mne, Mayakovsky, Mystery-Bouffe

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Boris Pasternak is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Boris Pasternak Doctor Zhivago, L'an 1905, Récit

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Sergei Eisenstein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Sergei Eisenstein The Film Sense, Immoral memories, A premature celebration of Eisenstein's centenary

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, The Gulag Archipelago, In the First Circle

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Vladimir Lenin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Vladimir Lenin Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, "Left-Wing" Communism: An Infantile Disorder

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Bulat Okudzhava is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Bulat Okudzhava Bednyĭ Avrosimov, Svidanie s Bonapartom, Budʹ zdorov

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Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Joseph Stalin Marxism & the National Colonial Question, On the great patriotic war of the Soviet union, Correspondence Between Stalin

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Leonid Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Leonid Brezhnev On problems of peace and security, The fiftieth anniversary of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, L. I. Brezhnev

How The Soviet Union Quietly Became A Bigger Nuclear Power Than America

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Chinghiz Aitmatov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Chinghiz Aitmatov Jamila, The White Ship, The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years

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Vladimir Vysotsky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Vladimir Vysotsky Songs and poems of Vladimir Vysotsky, Hamlet With a Guitar, I Love

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Kazimir Malevich is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Kazimir Malevich Lenʹ kak deĭstvitelʹnai︠a︡ istina chelovechestva, Suprematismus, Les arts de la representation

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Maya Deren is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Maya Deren An anagram of ideas on art^! form and film, Essential Deren, Creative Cutting

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Leonid Leonov is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Leonid Leonov The river, La Fin d'un petit homme, The thief

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Mikhail Gorbachev is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev Memoirs, Peace Has No Alternative, Socialism

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Anatoly Karpov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Anatoly Karpov Chess at the top^! 1979-1984, The Semi-Open Game in Action, The semi-closed openings in action

The Greatest Graphic Novels and Collected Editions

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Mikhail Botvinnik is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Mikhail Botvinnik Half a century of chess, One hundred selected games, Botvinnik's best games^! 1947-1970

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Mikhail Bulgakov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Mikhail Bulgakov The Master and Margarita, The White Guard, Heart of a Dog

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Mstislav Rostropovich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Mstislav Rostropovich Mstislav Rostropovich and Galina Vishnevskaya: Russia^! Music^! and Liberty

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George Gamow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
George Gamow The birth and death of the sun, The New World of Mr Tompkins, The creation of the universe

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Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy The Gigantic Turnip, Nikita's childhood, The lame prince

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Yuri Gagarin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Yuri Gagarin Psychology and Space, Soviet Man in Space, Road to the Stars

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Mikhail Zoshchenko is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Mikhail Zoshchenko Golubai͡a︡ kniga, I͡Umoristicheskie rasskazy, Die Stiefel des Zaren

20+ Surreal Photographs During The Fall of The Soviet Union

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Andrei Sakharov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Andrei Sakharov Collected scientific works, Sakharov speaks, My country and the world

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Isaac Babel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Isaac Babel Die Reiterarmee, Babel, The Odessa Tales

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Andrei Bitov is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Andrei Bitov S nami i bez nas, Oglashennye, Zapiski novichka

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Garry Kasparov is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Garry Kasparov How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom, London-Leningrad championship games

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Andrey Kolmogorov is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Andrey Kolmogorov Selected Works of A.N. Kolmogorov, Geometriya, Foundations of the theory of probability

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Nikolai Erdman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Nikolai Erdman The Suicide, The Major Plays of Nikolai Erdman, Mandat

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Alexander Isaakovich Gelman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union

The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Konstantin Simonov is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Konstantin Simonov Moscow, The living and the dead, On the Petsamo road

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Ivan Pavlov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Ivan Pavlov Lectures on conditioned reflexes, Conditioned reflexes, The work of the digestive glands

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Ivan Yefremov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Ivan Yefremov Andromeda: A Space-Age Tale, The Heart of the Serpent, Cutty Sark

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Anton Makarenko is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Anton Makarenko Collective Family, Problems of Soviet School Education, A Book for Parents

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Vladimir Vernadsky is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Vladimir Vernadsky The biosphere, Geochemistry, Diaries 1926-1934

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Vasily Grossman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Vasily Grossman Life and Fate, Gody voĭny, Gli͡u︡kauf

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Dziga Vertov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Dziga Vertov Kino-eye

35 Photos That Show What Life Was Really Like In The Soviet Union

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Anna Akhmatova is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Anna Akhmatova Anna Akhmatova, Poems, Fear and the Muse

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Yulian Semyonov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Yulian Semyonov Seventeen Moments of Spring, Tass Is Authorized to Announce.., Petrovka 38

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Andrei Platonov is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Andrei Platonov The Foundation Pit, The Fierce and Beautiful World, Vprok

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Vasily Shukshin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Vasily Shukshin Roubles in words kopeks in figures, and other stories, Snowball berry red & other stories

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Nikolai Tikhonov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Nikolai Tikhonov Tales of Leningrad^! 1942, The defence of Leningrad

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Ilya Ilf is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Ilya Ilf The Twelve Chairs, The Little Golden Calf, Ilf and Petrov's American road trip

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Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky Seven stories

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Yevgeny Petrov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Soviet Union
Yevgeny Petrov The Twelve Chairs, The Little Golden Calf