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Famous Russian Poets - Famous Poets from Russian Federation

This famous Russian poets section is an educational source of information and inspiration featuring reknown Russian poets. Here you will find famous poets of our time and times past from Russian Federation.

 
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Akhmadulina, Bella

Bella (Izabella) Akhatovna Akhmadulina (Russian: ´ (´) ´ ´, 10 April 1937 – 29 November 2010) was a Soviet and Russian poet, short story writer and translator known for her apolitical writing stance. She was part of the Russian New Wave literary movement. Akhmadulina was cited by Joseph Brodsky as the best living poet in the Russian language when she was alive.. Russian poet
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Akhmatova, Anna

One of the greatest Russian poets of the 20th-century.. Russian poet
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Aygi, Gennady

Gennadiy Nikolaevich Aygi (Russian: , Chuvash: ; 21 August 1934 - 21 February 2006, Moscow) was a Chuvash poet and a translator. His poetry is written both in Chuvash and in Russian.. Russian poet
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Balmont, Konstantin

Konstantin Dmitriyevich Balmont (Russian: ´ ´ ') (15 June 1867 — December 23, 1942) was a Russian symbolist poet, translator, one of the major figures of the Silver Age of Russian Poetry.. Russian symbolist poet and translator
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Bely, Andrey

Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev (Russian : ´ ´ ´, IPA:  [b'ris nk'lajvt b'gajf]  (listen ) ), better known by the pen name Andrei Bely (Russian : ´ ´, IPA:  [n'drej 'belj]  (listen ) ; 26 October  [ O.S. 14 October]  1880 – 8 January 1934), was a Russian novelist, poet, theorist, and literary critic. His novel Petersburg was regarded by Vladimir Nabokov as one of the four greatest novels of the 20th century.
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Blok, Aleksandr

Alexander Alexandrovich Blok (Russian : ´ ´ ´, IPA:  [l'ksandr l'ksandrvt 'blok]  (listen ) ; 28 November  [ O.S. 16 November]  1880 – 7 August 1921) was a Russian lyrical poet.
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Brovka, Petrus

Pyotr Ustinovich Brovka (Belarusian: ´ ´, Russian: ´ ´; 25 June 1905, Putilkovichi – 24 March 1980, Minsk) was a Soviet Belarusian poet, more commonly recognized by his literary pseudonym Petrus Brovka (also transliterated from Belarusian as Piatrus Brovka or Pjatrus Brouka).. Soviet Belarusian poet
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Bryusov, Valeri

Valery Yakovlevich Bryusov (Russian: ´ ´ ´) (December 13 1873 – October 9, 1924) was a Russian poet, prose writer, dramatist, translator, critic and historian. He was one of the principal members of the Russian Symbolist movement.. poet novelist critic
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Bunin, Ivan

Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin (Russian: ´ ´ ´; 22 October 1870 – 8 November 1953) was the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. The texture of his poems and stories, sometimes referred to as "Bunin brocade", is one of the richest in the language. The Soviet writer K.G. Paustovsky called the 1930 novel The Life of Arseniev an apex of the whole of Russian prose and "one of the most remarkable phenomena of the world literature".. Russian poet and novelist
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Cälil, Musa

Musa Cälil (pronounced ; Arabic: ; Jaalif: Musa Çlil; Cyrillic: ; full name: Musa Mostafa uli Cälilev, Cyrillic: ; Russian:, , Musa Dzhalil, Musa Mustafovich Zalyalov, also anglicized as Mussa Jalil ; February 15, 1906 – August 25, 1944) was a Soviet Tatar poet and resistance fighter. He is the only poet of the Soviet Union who was simultaneously awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union award for his resistance fighting, and the Lenin Prize for authoring The Moabit Notebooks; both the awards were awarded to him posthumously.. Soviet Tatar poet and resistance fighter
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Davydov, Denis

Denis Vasilyevich Davydov (Russian: ´ ´ ´; 27 July 1784 – 4 May 1839) was a Russian soldier-poet of the Napoleonic Wars who invented a specific genre – hussar poetry noted for its hedonism and bravado – and spectacularly designed his own life to illustrate such poetry.. Russian soldier-poet of the Napoleonic Wars; noted for hussar poetry
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Derieva, Regina

Regina Derieva is a Russian poet and writer who has published twenty books of poetry, essays, and prose. Derieva currently lives in Sweden.. Russian poet and writer
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Gorodetsky, Sergei

Sergey Mitrofanovich Gorodetsky (Russian: ´ ´ ´; January 17 1884–June 8, 1967) was a Russian poet, one of the founders (together with Nikolay Gumilev) of Guild of Poets (" ").. Russian poet
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Gumilyov, Nikolay

Nikolay Stepanovich Gumilev (Russian: ´ ´, April 15 NS 1886 – August 1921) was an influential Russian poet who founded the acmeism movement.. Russian poet who founded the acmeism movement
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Isahakyan, Avetik

Avetik Isahakyan (Armenian: ; Russian: ; October 31 1875), Ghazarapat, near Aleksandropol, current Gyumri, Russian Empire – October 17, 1957, Yerevan) was a prominent Armenian lyric poet, writer, academian and public activist.. an Armenian lyric poet
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Khlebnikov, Velimir

Velimir Khlebnikov (Russian: ´ ´; first name also spelled Velemir; last name also spelled Chlebnikov, Hlebnikov, Xlebnikov), pseudonym of Viktor Vladimirovich Khlebnikov (9 November 1885 (28 October 1885 (O.S.)) – 28 June 1922), was a central part of the Russian Futurist movement, but his work and influence stretch far beyond it.. Russian poet and playwright; part of the Russian Futurist movement
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Khodasevich, Vladislav

Vladislav Felitsianovich Khodasevich (Russian: ) (May 16, 1886 - June 14, 1939) was an influential Russian poet and literary critic who presided over the Berlin circle of Russian emigre litterateurs.. Russian poet and literary critic
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Kinkel, Gottfried

Johann Gottfried Kinkel (August 11, 1815 - November 13, 1882) was a German poet also noted for his revolutionary activities and his escape from a Prussian prison in Spandau with the help of his friend Carl Schurz.. German poet and revolutionary
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Kudryavitsky, Anatoly

Anthony Kudryavitsky born in Moscow in 1954, better known by his pen name Anatoly Kudryavitsky (Russian ), is a Russian-Irish novelist, poet and literary translator.. Russian Irish novelist poet and literary translator
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Lermontov, Mikhail

Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov (Russian: ´ ´ ´, IPA: ; October 15 1814 – July 27 1841), a Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter, sometimes called "the poet of the Caucasus", has become the most important Russian poet after Alexander Pushkin's death in 1837. Lermontov is considered the supreme poet of Russian literature side by side with Pushkin and the greatest figure of Russian Romanticism. His influence on later Russian literature is still felt in modern times, not only through his poetry, but also through his prose, which has founded the tradition of Russian psychological novel.. Russian Romantic writer poet and painter
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Mandelstam, Osip

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Mayakovsky, Vladimir

. Russian and Soviet poet and playwright
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Miegel, Agnes

Agnes Miegel (9 March 1879 in Königsberg, East Prussia - 26 October 1964 in Bad Salzuflen, Germany) was a German author, journalist, and poet. She received the Kleist Prize for lyric in 1913, the Herder Prize in 1936, the Goethe Prize of the City of Frankfurt in 1940, the literature prize of the Bavarian Academy of Art (Literaturpreis der Bayerischen Akademie der Künste) in 1959 and the WestPrussian Cultural Prize in 1962. She was a member of the German Academy of Poetry (Deutsche Akademie der Dichtung) and an honorary doctorate of the University of Königsberg. German author journalist and poet
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Okai, Atukwei

African poet, born in Accra, Ghana, educated there and at the Gorki Institute in Moscow, and the University of London where he studied Russian literature.
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Pasternak, Boris

. Russian poet novelist and literary translator
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Pushkin, Alexander

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (Russian: ´ ´ ´, pronounced (listen)) (6 June 1799 – 10 February 1837) was a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin pioneered the use of vernacular speech in his poems and plays, creating a style of storytelling—mixing drama, romance, and satire—associated with Russian literature ever since and greatly influencing later Russian writers. He also wrote historical fiction. His The Captain's Daughter provides insight into Russia during the reign of Catherine the Great. A Russian Romantic author who is considered to be the greatest Russian poet.. Russian poet novelist playwright
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Sapgir, Genrikh

Genrikh Sapgir (Russian: ´ ´ ´; November 20, 1928, Biysk, Altai Krai, Russia — October 7, 1999, Moscow) was a Russian poet and fiction writer.. Russian poet and fiction writer
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Shevchenko, Taras

Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko (Ukrainian: ´ ´ ´, Russian: ´ ´ ´) (March 9 1814 – March 10 1861) was a Ukrainian poet, artist and humanist. His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and, to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language. Shevchenko also wrote in Russian and left many masterpieces as a painter and an illustrator.. Ukrainian poet and artist
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Shlonsky, Avraham

Avraham Shlonsky (March 6, 1900 – May 18, 1973; Hebrew: ; Russian: ) was a significant and dynamic Israeli poet and editor born in Russian Empire. He was influential in the development of modern Hebrew and its literature in Israel through his many acclaimed translations of literary classics, particularly from Russian, as well as his own original Hebrew children's classics. Known for his humor, Avraham Shlonsky earned the nickname "Lashonsky" from the wisecrackers of his generation (lashon means "tongue", i.e. "language") for his unusually clever and astute innovations in the newly evolving Hebrew language.. Israeli poet and editor
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Slutsky, Boris

Boris Slutsky (Russian: ´ ´ ´; 7 May 1919 in Slovyansk, Ukraine — 22 February 1986 in Tula) was a Soviet poet of Russian language.. Russian poet
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Tsvetaeva, Marina

. Russian and Soviet poet
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Tuwim, Julian

Julian Tuwim (September 13, 1894 – December 27, 1953) (the surname comes from the Hebrew "", "tovim", "good"), sometimes used pseudonym "Oldlen" when writing song lyrics. He was a Polish poet, born in Lódz, Congress Poland, Russian Empire, of Jewish parents, and educated in Lódz and Warsaw where he studied law and philosophy at Warsaw University. In 1919 Tuwim co-founded the Skamander group of experimental poets with Antoni Slonimski and Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz. He was a major figure in Polish literature, and was also known for his contribution to children's literature.. Polish poet of Jewish descent
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Tyutchev, Fyodor

Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev (Russian: ´ ´; December 5 1803 - July 27 1873) is generally considered the last of three great Romantic poets of Russia, following Alexander Pushkin and Mikhail Lermontov.. Russian poet; last of three great Romantic poets of Russia
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Voznesensky, Andrei

A Russian poet and writer.. Soviet and Russian poet
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Yesenin, Sergei

Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin (sometimes spelled as Esenin; Russian: ´ ´ ´; 3 October 1895 – 27 December 1925) was a Russian lyrical poet. He was one of the most popular and well-known Russian poets of the 20th century.. Russian lyrical poet
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Yevtushenko, Yevgeny

A Russian poet, whose work contains scathing attacks on the Russian bureaucracy.... Soviet and Russian poet novelist essayist dramatist screenwriter actor editor and film director

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