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Valentin Rasputin

Soviet and Russian writer

1937   -   2015

genre: Village Prose, novel, short story, essay
country of citizenship: Soviet Union, Russia
native language: Russian
languages spoken, written or signed: Russian
educated at: Irkutsk State University
occupation: writer, journalist, opinion journalist, public figure, politician
award received: USSR State Prize, Order of Lenin, Hero of Socialist Labour, Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" III class, Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" IV class, Order of the Red Banner of Labour, Order of the Badge of Honour, Order of Alexander Nevsky

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Valentin Grigoriyevich Rasputin (; Russian: Валентин Григорьевич Распутин; 15 March 1937 – 14 March 2015) was a Russian writer. He was born and lived much of his life in the Irkutsk Oblast in Eastern Siberia. Rasputin's works depict rootless urban characters and the fight for survival of centuries-old traditional rural ways of life, addressing complex questions of ethics and spiritual revival.
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