Russian Literature

Russian literature is the literature in Russian language, written primarily by authors in Russia and its former colonies. Prior to the nineteenth century, the most prominent Russian writers were Gavrila Derzhavin, Denis Fonvizin, Alexander Sumarokov, Vasily Trediakovsky, Nikolay Karamzin and Ivan Krylov.

In the early nineteenth century, Russian literature underwent an astounding golden age and produced such renounced writers as Nikolai Gogol, Alexander Pushkin, Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Anton Chekhov and Maxim Gorky. In the twentieth century Russian literature produced such renounced wri

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Leo Tolstoy
Woman is deprived of rights from lack of education, and the lack of education results from the absence of rights. We must not forget that the subjection of women is so complete, and dates from such ages back that we are often unwilling to recognise the gulf that separates them from us.
Leo Tolstoy

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