October 8, 1938 |
Baku, Azerbaijani SSR, Soviet Union
|Occupation||Novelist, screen writer, essayist.|
|Notable works||Tomorrow in Russia
Born in Baku, Topol spent his teenage years finishing local school in Baku and graduated from Azerbaijan State Economic University. He also did his military service in Estonia. He worked as journalist for newspapers such as Bakinskiy Rabochiy and Komsomolskaya Pravda and wrote the screenplays for seven movies, of which two were banned due to censorship under the Soviet government.
In 1978 he emigrated to USA, New York City, and lived for short periods in Boston, Toronto and Miami. He was a contributor to the "White book" of the "Anti-Zionist committee of the Soviet society", the propaganda periodical published in the USSR in the late 1970s - mid 1980s.
He married twice and has one daughter and one son.
- Red Square
- Submarine U-137
- Journalist for Brezhnev
- Strange Face
- Tomorrow in Russia
- Dermo!: The Real Russian Tolstoy Never Used (A book on Russian language)
- Вместо автобиографии (Russian)
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