Vladimir Voinovich


Born
in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
September 26, 1932

Died
July 27, 2018

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Vladimir Voinovich (rus. Владимир Николаевич Войнович) was born in what is now Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, but which at the time of his birth was Stalinabad, a city in the USSR.

Voinovich started writing and publishing poetry during the army service; he later switched to writing prose and ultimately became famous as a master of satirical depiction of the absurdity of Soviet life. However, he does not forgo real people in favor of the grand scheme of things.

Satiric fiction has never been popular under authoritarian or totalitarian regimes. Voinovich's writing and political activity (dissident) led to his expulsion from the Writer's Union (194), emigration to Germany (1980), and loss of USSR citizenship (1981; restored 10 years late
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“A meeting is that measure whereby a large number of people gather and some say things that they don't think and others think things that they don't say.”
Vladimir Voinovich, The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin

“-Little girl whom do you love more, mama or papa?
-Stalin!”
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“Bir toplantı çok sayıda insanın bir araya geldiği, bazılarının gerçekte düşünmediklerini söyledikleri, bazılarının gerçekte yaptıklarını söylemedikleri bir düzenlemedir.
-Er İvan Çonkin'in Yaşamı ve Olağanüstü Serüvenleri”
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