Marietta Chudakova

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Native nameМариэтта Чудакова
Born (1937-01-02) January 2, 1937 (age 81)
Moscow, USSR
Alma materMSU
GenreLiterary criticism
Notable awardsMoscow Komsomol Prize (1969)
Years active1965 — present
SpouseAlexander Chudakov

Marietta Omarovna Chudakova (Russian: Мариэтта Омаровна Чудакова) is a Soviet and Russian literary critic, historian, and doctor of philological sciences, writer, memoirist, public figure.[1]


Chudakova is the fourth child in her family. Her father is Omar Kurbanovich Khan-Magomedov, an engineer and a native of Dagestan. Her mother is Klavdia Vasilyevna Makhova, a preschool teacher.[2]

Chudakova graduated from Moscow School No. 367, then in 1959, the Faculty of Philology of Moscow State University. Her first works were published in 1958. From 1959 to 1961, she taught Russian language and literature in a Moscow school. In 1964, after completing graduate school, she defended her thesis for the degree of Candidate of Philology.

She was chosen as Laureate of the Prize of the Moscow Komsomol in 1969. In 1970, she was inducted into the Union of Soviet Writers. Since 1991 she has been a member of Academia Europaea.

She was married to the literary critic Alexander Chudakov and she has a daughter.[3]

In October 1993, in connection with the dispersal of the Supreme Council, Chudakova signed the Letter of Forty-Two.[4][5]

In 2007, she was included in the first three candidates of the party Union of Right Forces in the elections to the State Duma.[6] The Union of Right Forces did not overcome the 5% barrier, receiving less than 1% of the votes. According to Chudakova, she was engaged in politics that year, because too few people take an active political position.[7]

In April 2010, signed an appeal by the Russian opposition Putin Must Go.

She is the chairman of the All-Russian Bulgakov Foundation.


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