Statistics for Russian Writers by Wikipedia Description

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  • The average score is 7 of 14

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His literal interpretation of the ethical teachings of Jesus, centering on the Sermon on the Mount, caused him to become a fervent Christian anarchist and pacifist.Tolstoy
91%
Arrested in 1849 for belonging to a literary group that discussed banned books critical of Tsarist Russia, he was sentenced to death but the sentence was commuted at the last moment.Dostoevsky
80%
He was fatally wounded in a duel with his brother-in-law, Georges-Charles de Heeckeren d'Anthès.Pushkin
76%
Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, he is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theatre.Chekhov
65%
Later critics have found in his work a fundamentally romantic sensibility, with strains of surrealism and the grotesqueGogol
65%
Stalin liked his play Days of the Turbins very much and reportedly saw it at least 15 times.Bulgakov
61%
He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958, but was forced him to decline the prize.Pasternak
61%
He was also an expert lepidopterist and composer of chess problems.Nabokov
48%
Her work ranges from short lyric poems to intricately structured cycles, such as Requiem (1935–40), her tragic masterpiece about the Stalinist terror.Akhmatova
46%
He was among the signers of the Futurist manifesto, A Slap in the Face of Public TasteMayakovsky
41%
She lived through and wrote of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the Moscow famine that followed it.Tsvetaeva
26%
One of his recent novels, Day of the Oprichnik, describes a dystopian Russia in 2027, with a Tzar in the Kremlin, a Russian language with numerous Chinese expressions, and a "Great Russian Wall" separating the country from its neighbors.Sorokin
24%
At the outbreak of the Second World War, he was engaged as a war correspondent by the Red Army newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda;Grossman
22%
In her late 60s, she started a singing career, creating new lyrics for her favorite songs. Since 2008, she has been regularly performing as a cabaret singer in MoscowPetrushevskaya
7%

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