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Vladimir Mayakovsky. "Russian poet and author, in his early twenties. We’re just taking a wild guess here, but Mayakovsky probably isn’t going to call you." Via My Daguerreotype Boyfriend.

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Vladimir Mayakovsky, 1893-1930, Russia. Key works: Mystery-Bouffe (1918); The Bedbug (1929); The Bathhouse (1930).

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Boris Pasternak (1890-1960) was a Russian poet and novelist whose epic Doctor Zhivago helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958.

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Alexander Pushkin, portrait by Vasily Tropinin Alexander Pushkin 1799-1837 In Dom Naschokina Art Gallery mason great poet Alexander Pushkin was living two last weeks of his life in 1837.

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Joseph Brodsky, Russian poet, banned in the USSR, prosecuted and expulsed, Nobel prize. It is very worth reading

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Sergei Alexandrovich Yesenin - Famous Russian poet in the early part of the 20th century. Married briefly to Isadora Duncan. Killed himself at 30.

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Anna Akhmatova, of Russia: "I don't know of any country in which people love poetry more than ours."

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