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He was, however, considered to be the most powerful Russian mobster alive. In a 2006 interview, former Clinton administration anti-organized-crime czar Jon Winer said: "I can tell you that Semion Mogilevich is as serious an organized criminal as I have ever encountered and I am confident that he is responsible for contract killings ."
Russian literature, literary works mainly produced in the historic area of Russia, written in its earliest days in Church Slavonic and after the 17th cent. in the Russian language. Early Literature. Russian literature was first produced after the introduction of Christianity from Byzantium in the 10th cent.
day after the premiere of his successful Life for the Czar. The theatrical and public fate of Ruslan and Ludmila, how-ever, was to be quite different. Glinka himself has told the story of the criminal last-minute slashings of the score-the first of a series of such mutilations: At one of the final rehearsals Count Mikhail Yurevich Vielgorsky
- Early Literature
- Western Influence: The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
- Romanticism and Modern Style: The Early Nineteenth Century
- An Age of Masterpieces: Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
- Soviet Literature, 1917–39
- World War II to The Present
Russian literature was first produced after the introduction of Christianity from Byzantium in the 10th cent. Byzantine influence, which suffused the culture of Kievan RusKievan Rus , medieval state of the Eastern Slavs. It was the earliest predecessor of modern Ukraine and Russia. Flourishing from the 10th to the 13th cent., it included nearly all of present-day Ukraine and Belarus and part of NW European Russia, extending as far N as Novgorod ..... Click the link for more information. , explains the adoption of Church SlavonicChurch Slavonic, language belonging to the South Slavic group of the Slavic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Slavic languages). Although it is still the liturgical language of most branches of the Orthodox Eastern Church, Church Slavonic is extinct today ..... Click the link for more information. as the religious and literary language. Early Church Slavonic literature was overwhelmingly religious in character and didactic in intent, alt...
Western influence was manifest in the 17th cent. in numerous translations and in the establishment (1662) of the first theater in Russia. Under Peter I the Westernizing process was enormously accelerated; at the same time the Russian alphabet was revised and Russian works began to be published in the vernacular. Close contact with Europe began a century of the application of Western literary modes to Russian materials. Prince Antioch Kantemir (1708–44) blended European neoclassicism with portraiture of Russian life and wrote poetry in the syllabic system common to French and Polish. Poetry in tonic form, more suitable to Russian, was written by V. K. TredyakovskyTredyakovsky, Vasily Kirilovich , 1703–69, Russian poet, translator, and scholar. Tredyakovsky rose from humble origins to membership in the Academy of Sciences and a position as court poet, only to die in poverty and obscurity. ..... Click the link for more information. and was brought to a brilliant level by M. V. Lomonoso...
V. A. ZhukovskyZhukovsky, Vasily Andreyevich , 1783–1852, Russian poet and translator. Zhukovsky wrote fine lyrics and odes, including the patriotic poem "The Bard in the Camp of the Russian Warriors" (1812), but is important chiefly for his translations. ..... Click the link for more information. introduced European romantic idealism into Russian poetry. Increasing interest in national characteristics was expressed in the fables of I. A. KrylovKrylov, Ivan Andreyevich , 1769–1844, Russian fabulist. Some of his more than 200 fables were adapted from Aesop and La Fontaine, but most were original. A moralist, Krylov used popular language to satirize human weaknesses, social customs, and political events. ..... Click the link for more information. , and literary nationalism rose to a high pitch during the wars against Napoleon I. In the 1820s a modern Russian literary style, realistic and nationally conscious, if to some degree shaded by romanticism and by European influence, was advan...
The works of Russia's golden age of prose literature were written against a background of czarist autocracy. Falling generally within the realist framework, the masterworks of this era exhibit a strong bent toward mysticism, brooding introspection, and melodrama. I. S. TurgenevTurgenev, Ivan Sergeyevich , 1818–83, Russian novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer, considered one of the foremost Russian writers. He came from a landowning family in Orel province, and his cruel, domineering mother was a great influence on his life. ..... Click the link for more information. achieved world stature with sophisticated novels that were profoundly critical of Russian society. Great critical and popular acclaim were bestowed upon the tormented genius and moral and religious idealism expressed in the works of Feodor DostoyevskyDostoyevskyor Dostoevsky, Feodor Mikhailovich , 1821–81, Russian novelist, one of the towering figures of world literature. ..... Click the link for more information....
After the triumph of the Bolsheviks in the Russian Revolution (1917), many writers emigrated and were active abroad (Bunin, KuprinKuprin, Aleksandr Ivanovich , 1870–1938, Russian novelist and short-story writer. Kuprin was an army officer for several years before he resigned to pursue a writing career. He won fame with The Duel (1905, tr. ..... Click the link for more information. , Merezhkovsky, AldanovAldanov, Mark , pseud. of Mark Aleksandrovich Landau , 1886–1957, Russian writer. Aldanov earned degrees in chemistry and law. He took part in the Revolution of 1917, after which he emigrated to France, where he wrote novels about social conflict. ..... Click the link for more information. , and Vladimir NabokovNabokov, Vladimir , 1899–1977, Russian-American author, b. St. Petersburg, Russia. He emigrated to England after the Russian Revolution of 1917 and graduated from Cambridge in 1922. He moved to the United States in 1940. ..... Click the link for more information. , among other...
During World War II, Ehrenburg and Simonov were outstanding reporters. The spirit of friendliness toward the West ended abruptly in 1946 with a campaign initiated by Andrei Zhdanov, a Communist party secretary. Cultural isolationism and rigid party dictatorship of literature were enforced, and the effects on literature were disastrous. After the death of Stalin in 1953 some writers, previously in disgrace, were returned to favor; those still living were again permitted to publish. Ehrenburg's celebrated novel The Thaw (1954) described the despair of authors condemned to write in accordance with official doctrines. During this period cultural exchange with foreign countries was encouraged. In opposition to patriotic propaganda from orthodox party spokesmen, literature critical of Soviet society was, for a time, warmly received. Andrei VoznesenskyVoznesensky, Andrei Andreyevich , 1933–2010, Russian poet, b. Moscow. Voznesensky studied at the Moscow Architectural Institute and later be...
See D. S. Mirsky, A History of Russian Literature (rev. ed. 1949); E. J. Simmons, ed., Through the Glass of Soviet Literature (1953, repr. 1963); M. Slonim, The Epic of Russian Literature (1950, repr. 1964) and Soviet Russian Literature (rev. ed. 1967); H. E. Segel, ed., The Literature of Eighteenth-Century Russia (2 vol., 1967); E. J. Brown, Russian Literature since the Revolution (rev. ed. 1969); O. Carlisle, ed., Poets on Street Corners (1969); N. K. Gudzii, History of Early Russian Literature (1949, repr. 1970); G. Struve, Russian Literature under Lenin and Stalin (1971); W. E. Harkins, Dictionary of Russian Literature (1956, repr. 1971); J. Ferrell and A. Stokes, Early Russian Literature (1973); J. Lavrin, A Panorama of Russian Literature (1973); V. Jerras, ed., Handbook of Russian Literature (1985); V. Zubok, Zhivago's Children: The Last Russian Intelligensia (2009).
1 day ago · “Our chairman Igor Artemyev has the unwavering support of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin. That for us is a very important factor – also we do have the necessary infrastructure after the Football World Cup“, insists Anton Yurevich Khalisov, the spokesperson of the Russian Rugby Federation.
Sep 23, 2009 · They were defeated • Mamai enlisted the aid of Russian rival Prince Oleg of Ryazan and Lithuania • Dmitri of Moscow, Grand Prince of Vladimir, with other Russian allies marched south to confront the Mongols • after a three hour battle with heavy casualties on both sides the Russians prevailed The Battle of Kulikovo (1850).
What has Czar Putin been up to in recent weeks? Where is he headed in 2014? Dec. 23, 2013 - Yesterday's New York Times published an article yesterday that shows that Russian President Vladimir Putin is becoming more dictatorial in his actions, and there is no system of checks and balances in Russia to curb his ambition.
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My research concerns many state intelligence networks created in the first half of the 18th century. Initially it was a global political network of the Russian intelligence infiltrated by the British , French [from the 40s of the 18th century] and Germans [1769/1776], and by the Polish independence conspiracy [was established 1792/1799] starting from a years 1870/1878.