Vasily Azhayev

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Vasily Azhayev (in sunglasses) with Paul Wiens (left), Yevgeniy Dolmatovsky (right), and Grete Weiskopf, 1954

Vasily Nikolayevich Azhayev (Russian: Васи́лий Никола́евич Ажа́ев; born February 12 [O.S. January 30] 1915 – April 27, 1968) was a Soviet writer, best known as the author of the novel Daleko ot Moskvy ("Далеко от Москвы"; Far from Moscow) (1948, Stalin Prize of 1949), base for several eponymous film, stage and TV adaptations, and an opera.

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