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Russian Writers

1. Pushkin (1799–1837)

Regarded by many as the father of modern Russian literature, Alexander Pushkin most famously wrote Eugene Onegin and Boris Godunov, works which are still performed by Moscow’s Bolshoi Opera Company.

2. Tolstoy (1828–1910)

In epic masterpieces such as War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy chronicled 19th-century Russian life with such expressive realism that he became known as one of the world’s greatest writers.

3. Dostoevsky (1821–81)

Moscow-born Fyodor Dostoevsky achieved literary fame by the age of 24, but it took four years of hard labour in Siberia for his writing to mature into the dark ...

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