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Russian literature


Georgi Vladimov

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Georgi Nikolaevich Vladimov (Volosevich) (February 19 1931 Kharkiv, Ukraine - October 19 2003 Frankfurt, Germany) was a Russian dissident writer.

In 1977 he became the leader of the Moscow section of Amnesty International, forbidden in the USSR.

Vladimov's most famous novel was Faithful Ruslan (English translation: 1979, ISBN 067124633X), the tale of Ruslan, a guard dog in a Soviet Gulag labor camp, told by the dog.

His novel General i yego armiya (“The General and His Army”), on General Vlasov, was awarded the Russian Booker Prize in 1995 and Sakharov Prize in 2000.


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