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Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isayevich(Encyclopedia)Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr Isayevich lyksän´dr s´vch sôlzhnt´sn [key], 1918–2008, Russian writer widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential authors of the 20...
Samsonov, Aleksandr Vasilyevich(Encyclopedia)Samsonov, Aleksandr Vasilyevich lyksän´dr vs´lyvch smsô´nf [key], 1859–1914, Russian general. Early in World War I, when his army advanced into East Prussia (see Masuria) in o...
Rostropovich, Mstislav(Encyclopedia)Rostropovich, Mstislav ms´tsläv rstrpô´vych [key], 1927–2007, Russian cellist, pianist, and conductor. He made his cello debut in 1940 and his conducting debut in 1968, toured with...
Rodchenko, Aleksandr(Encyclopedia)Rodchenko, Aleksandr. 1891–1956, Russian painter, sculptor, photographer, and designer, b. St. Petersburg. One of the most important and versatile avant-garde artists to emerge after the Russian Rev...
Stamboliski, Aleksandr(Encyclopedia)Stamboliski, Aleksandr: see Stambuliski, Alexander.
Dovzhenko, Aleksandr(Encyclopedia)Dovzhenko, Aleksandr lyksän´dr dvzhn´k [key], 1894–1956, Soviet film director, b. Ukraine. He ranks with Eisenstein and Pudovkin as one of the greatest Soviet filmmakers. Zvenigord (1...
Shelepin, Aleksandr(Encyclopedia)Shelepin, Aleksandr lyksän´dr shl´pn [key], 1918–94, political leader in the Soviet Union. Active in the Young Communist League from the early 1940s, he later became its head (1952–...
Tannenberg(Encyclopedia)Tannenberg tä´nnbrk [key], Pol. Stbark, village, Warmisko-Mazurskie prov., NE Poland, near Olsztyn. Formerly in East Prussia, it was transferred (1945) by the Potsdam Conference to Polish ...
Gulag(Encyclopedia)Gulag, system of forced-labor prison camps in the USSR, from the Russian acronym [GULag] for the Main Directorate of Corrective Labor Camps, a department of the Soviet secret police (originally the Ch...
Fadeyev, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich(Encyclopedia)Fadeyev, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich lyksän´dr lyksän´drvch fdy´f [key], 1901–56, Russian author. An active Communist, he fought in the Revolution of 1917. His first novel, Raz...
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