Ayn Rand
Ayn RandFebruary 2, 1905 - March 6, 1982
Sholom Aleichem
Sholom AleichemMarch 2, 1859 - May 13, 1916
Leo Tolstoy
Leo TolstoySeptember 9, 1828 - November 20, 1910
Vladimir Lenin
Vladimir LeninApril 22, 1870 - January 21, 1924
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (Russian: Влади́мир Ильи́ч Улья́нов; IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr ɪˈlʲitɕ ʊˈlʲanəf]), alias Lenin (/ˈlɛnɪn/; Russian: Ле́нин; IPA: [ˈlʲenʲɪn]) (22 April [O.S. 10 April] 1870 – 21 January 1924) was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1917, and of the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death. Under his administration, the Russian Empire was replaced by the Soviet Union; all wealth including land, industry and...
Anton Chekhov
Anton ChekhovJanuary 29, 1860 - July 14, 1904
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (/ˈtʃɛkɔːf, -ɒf/; Russian: Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов, pronounced [ɐnˈton ˈpavləvʲɪtɕ ˈtɕɛxəf]; 29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, playwright and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress."...
Joseph Stalin
Joseph StalinDecember 21, 1879 - March 5, 1953
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Fyodor DostoevskyNovember 11, 1821 - February 9, 1881
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Aleksandr SolzhenitsynDecember 11, 1918 - August 3, 2008
Nikita Khrushchev
Nikita KhrushchevApril 17, 1894 - September 11, 1971
Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (April 15 [O.S. April 3] 1894 – September 11, 1971) was a Russian politician who led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. He served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964, and as Chairman of the Council of Ministers, or Premier, from 1958 to 1964. Khrushchev was responsible for the de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union, for backing the progress of the early Soviet space program, and for several relatively liberal reforms in areas of domestic policy. Khrushchev's party colleagues removed him from power in 1964,...
Leon Trotsky
Leon TrotskyOctober 26, 1879 - August 21, 1940