Georgi Vladimov

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Georgi Vladimov
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Born (1931-02-19)February 19, 1931
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR
Died October 19, 2003(2003-10-19) (aged 72)
Frankfurt, Germany
Notable work(s) Faithful Ruslan

Georgi Nikolaevich Vladimov (Russian: Гео́ргий Никола́евич Влади́мов; real family name Volosevich, Russian: Волосевич; February 19, 1931 – October 19, 2003) was a Russian dissident writer.

Biography[edit]

In 1977 he became the leader of the Moscow section of Amnesty International, forbidden in the USSR. In 1983, he emigrated to West Germany.

Vladimov's most famous novel is Faithful Ruslan, the tale of a guard dog in a Soviet Gulag, told from the dog's perspective. It circulated in the Soviet Union as a samizdat publication, before being published in West Germany in 1975.

His novel The General and His Army, on General Chibisov (Kobrissov) and General Vlasov, was awarded the Russian Booker Prize in 1995 and the Sakharov Prize in 2000.

Works[edit]

  • The Great Ore (Большая руда, 1961)
  • Three Minutes of Silence (Три минуты молчания, 1969)
  • Faithful Ruslan (Верный Руслан, 1975)
  • The Sixth Soldier, 1981
  • "Pay No Attention, Maestro," 1983
  • The General and His Army (Генерал и его армия, 1994)

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