Who are the ten Great Influential Russian Writers of all time?

Russian writers have been acclaimed around the globe for their original style and unusual storylines. It becomes quite difficult to name ten best authors of all times but some of the remarkable writers were Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Ivan Turgenev, Vladimir Nabokov, Mikhail Bulgakov, Anton Chekov, Alexander Pushkin, Ivan Bunin, Nicolai Gogol, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy.

What makes the Russian Writers so Unique and Distinctive?

The works of Russian writers are till date read with pleasure and fascination, and this makes them very distinctive even in present times. Human experiences are depicted with a directness, honesty and accuracy that appeals to the readers. Crucial events and emotions like happiness, loneliness, poverty, betrayal, war and peace appear to be memorable in their writings. Although the Russian writers belong to the same country and century, but the unique feature is that each of them is different in their own aspect and have the ability to impress us about the ways of human nature.

Name the best Russian novels to read in your lifetime?

Writing in Russia was a serious business where these great writers seemed like truth-tellers being the voice and conscience of the nation in a society with restricted freedom.  Some of the novels of these great novelists are on the “must read” list. Some of them are ‘Eugene Onegin’ by Alexander Pushkin, ‘Fathers and Sons’ by Ivan Turgenev, ‘War and Peace’ by Leo Tolstoy, ‘Doctor Zhivago’ by Boris Pasternak, ‘The Funeral Party’ by Lyudmila Ulitskaya and ‘A Hero of our Time’ by Mikhail Lermontov. Though the list of books is endless but one should make an effort to read as many as possible.

The most celebrated period of Russian Literature, Was it the 19th century or the 20th century Russian Literature?

The 19th century was known as the most celebrated period of Russian Literature as most indisputable masterworks were written in that period. European countries saw the golden age of literature in the 19th century due to the growing popularity of novels. The promise of a greater literary freedom along with technical innovations and inventions was a great influence that is visible in the writings of Russian writers of that time. During that period Russia had exceptional poets and theatre writers too. The tradition of great writing works continued in the 20th century but it was communism and harsh censorship that proved to stifle the creative thinking of these writers, so it seemed that Russian Literature saw a general decline and did not recover from the turmoil of political and social scenario.

Russian Writers, Do you think they deserve the credit they receive?

Russian writers like Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Chekov, Gorky and Tolstoy among several other writers definitely deserve the credit they have received over the years. With their works they have managed to win the hearts of readers all over the world. This is the biggest reason why many Russian Writers have won Nobel Laureates in English Literature over time.