Russian Thinkers Character Descriptions

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Feodor Dostoevsky - This person was born to an alcoholic father and suffered periodic attacks of epilepsy from the age of ten``, before graduating from officers' school.

Nikolay Chernyshevsky - This person was a revolutionary leader of the radical Populist movement in mid-nineteenth century Russia.

Vissarion Belinsky - This person was the most influential Russian critic of the mid-nineteenth century.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - This person developed a philosophy that deeply affected the German Romantic movement, which in turn spread throughout Europe.

Alexander Herzen - This person was the most influential Russian critic of the nineteenth century, and spent much of his life in self-imposed exile in Europe.

Leo (Lev) Tolstoy - This person was a well-to-do landowner and writer who was wracked with guilt over having privileged status.

Ivan Turgenev - This person made a name as the author of A Sportsman's Sketches, one of...

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