Russian Writers

The Greatest Writers of Russia!

Among so many wonderful things which Russia has given to this world, Literature is something that cannot be ignored. The country has produced some of the most remarkable writers and the works of some of these writers are admired even today. Popular Russian writers like Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy and Anton Chekov are still remembered today for their classical works. The writings of Russian writers have become so popular that many of their books have been translated as well. In the headings below you will learn about some of the greatest Russian writers.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was more of a dramatist, historian and novelist. He was the first writer who played an influential role about the awareness related to Gulag. Gulag was a government agency of Soviet Union which was responsible for the administration of labor camps and oppression of the people living in these camps. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn produced two classical pieces of Literature namely ‘One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and ‘The Gulag Archipelago’.

Ivan Turgenev

Ivan Turgenev is among the greatest writers which Russia has ever produced. He is best known for his Novel named “Father and Sons”. He was also a good play writer and is also known for his story collections like “Sportsman’s Collection”. He was severely criticized for his novel “Father and Son” and he had to ultimately leave Russia. Today the novel is listed among the classics.

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov is another unforgettable name as far as Russian literature is concerned. He is known for his well-known Novel by the name of “Lolita”. The novel has been written both in English as well as Russian. The first nine novels which Vladimir authored were predominantly in Russian however he soon became popular all over the globe hence he started to write in English as well. Among his works the one which has been recognized throughout the world is Lolita.

Mikhail Bulgakov

He can be termed as one of the most controversial writers which were produced by Russia. He was basically a doctor however once he migrated to Moscow; he discovered his hidden talent which was writing. He was well-known because of his Satires and most of his satires were related to the social conditions of the general public. Due to his strong criticism on governance, his plays were barred and all his unpublished work was confiscated.

Anton Chekhov

He was basically a physician who later learnt about his writing talent. His initial writings were not written out of passion rather his goal was to earn money. However he later took his writings seriously and became popular all over the globe due to his short but highly attractive stories.

These were some of the greatest writers which were produced by Russia. The works of these writers are even read today and can be found with ease in the libraries of the world. Nowadays we have online book stores as well; hence finding the books written by these writers is not that hard.