Georgii Vladimov

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  • Svetlana McMillin

In the short period between the liberalisation which followed the XX Congress of  the Soviet Communist Party (1956), where the repressions of Stalin’s era were exposed for the first time, and the end of Khrushchev’s Thaw in 1964, new voices began to appear in Russian literature, a pleiad of young writers called later the “shestidesiatniki” (writers of the 1960s). One of the most talented of this group was Georgii Vladimov. He was, however, more than an outstanding writer: he was an honest citizen and one of the very few who openly protested against the oppressive totalitarian regime in the USSR. These two vocations, creative and civic, determined his difficult and at times tragic destiny.

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McMillin, Svetlana. "Georgii Vladimov". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 October 2012
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