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Valentin Grigor’evich Rasputin

writer , author

Valentin RASPUTIN, author. State Prize 1987. Presidential Council March since 1990.


Rasputin, Valentin was born on March 15, 1937 in UstUda, Irkutsk Oblast’.


Graduated from Irkutsk University, 1959.


One of the leaders of the socalled Derevenskaia Proza, together with Shukshin. Conscientious and thoughtful writer, whose concern is the contrast between city pragmatism, its glibness and cynicism, and the frankness of the peasants’ moral values. A writer who is respected by both the establishment and the general public.


Presidential Council March since 1990.