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Boris Pasternak (writer) - Died, 30th May, 1960. Born, 10th February, 1890. Wrote poetry, Dr. Zhivago (which was smuggled out of the Soviet Union and published in Italy), translated Shakespeare into Russian and won a Nobel Prize for Literature (..which the Soviet Regime did NOT allow him to accept).

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Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910), Maxim Gorky (1868–1936), and Anton Chekhov (1860–1904). Crimea, Russia, 1901.

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Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin - Famous Russian poet in the early part of the 20th century. Married briefly to Isadora Duncan. Killed himself at 30.

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"You will hear thunder and remember me, and think: she wanted storms..."—Anna Akhmatova #WomensHistoryMonth #InternationalWomensDay

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Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva linocut portrait

Marina Tsvetaeva Russian poet linocut by WingedLion on Etsy

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Zinaida Gippius, a Russian poet, a co-founder of Russian symbolism - saught exile in France in 1917 to escape the Bolsheviks

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky was a Russian and Soviet poet and playwright. He is among the foremost representatives of early-20th century Russian Futurism.

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Tolstoy and his wife Sophia Tolstaya, September 23, 1910.

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Fiódor Dostoievski | "Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky; 11 Nov 1821 – 9 Feb 1881) Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist and philosopher. Literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many of his works contain a strong emphasis on Christianity, and its message of absolute love, forgiveness and charity, explored within the realm of the individual, confronted with all of life's hardships and…

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Russian poet Alexander Pushkin is considered by many to the the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin's great-grandfather, was Abram Petrovich Gannibal (1696–1781), a Black African page raised by Peter the Great.

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