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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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Pushkin, Alexander

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Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin 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.
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Akhmatova, Anna

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Anna Akhmatova was a modernist poet during the "Silver Age". She became one of the leading female poets in Russia during the turmoil of the World Wars and the Russian Revolution. She was born on June 23, 1889 in Bolshoy Fonton near Odessa, Russia and grew up in St. Petersburg.
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Mayakovsky, Vladimir

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky was a Russian Soviet poet, playwright, artist and stage and film actor. He was born in Baghdati, Russian Empire on July 19, 1893. he was the youngest child of Ukrainian parents.
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Yesenin, Sergei

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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

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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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Shevchenko, Taras

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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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Voznesensky, Andrei

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A Russian poet and writer.. Soviet and Russian poet
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Lermontov, Mikhail

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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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Akhmadulina, Bella

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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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Bunin, Ivan

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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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Blok, Aleksandr

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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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Tsvetaeva, Marina

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. Russian and Soviet poet
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Okai, Atukwei

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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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Tyutchev, Fyodor

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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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Slutsky, Boris

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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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Shlonsky, Avraham

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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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Balmont, Konstantin

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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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Mandelstam, Osip

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Isahakyan, Avetik

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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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Pasternak, Boris

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. Russian poet novelist and literary translator
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Davydov, Denis

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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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Bely, Andrey

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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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Brovka, Petrus

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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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Aygi, Gennady

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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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Gumilyov, Nikolay

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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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