Edward Topol

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Edward Topol
Eduard Topol 2010.jpg
Born (1938-10-08) October 8, 1938 (age 78)
Baku, Azerbaijani SSR, Soviet Union
Occupation Novelist, screen writer, essayist.
Nationality American
Genre Drama
Notable works Tomorrow in Russia
Red Square

Eduard Vladimirovich Topol (Russian: Эдуа́рд Влади́мирович То́поль), real name Topelberg (Russian: Топельберг) (born 8 October 1938) is a Russian novelist.


Born in Baku, Topol spent his teenage years finishing local school in Baku and graduated from Azerbaijan State Economic University.[1] 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.[1]

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.

Personal life[edit]

He married twice and has one daughter and one son.[1]


  • 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)

See also[edit]

The Pyramid. The Soviet Mafia