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Aleksandr Zinovev

Aleksandr Zinovev

Aleksandr Zinovev in 1999 (TASS)

CHANGING TIMES: In July 1989, RFE/RL's Russian Service played host to Russian writer and satirist ALEKSANDER ZINOVEV. The author, who had lived in Germany for more than a decade since being stripped of his Soviet citizenship, read excerpts from his new works, including "Temptation," a look at a life in a fictional Russian town under perestroika. Joining him were singer Larisa Kuznetsova and actor Yulian Panich.


Listen to the Zinovev reading (in Russian):
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MORE: RFE/RL's Russian Service spoke with IGOR VINOGRADOV, editor of the Soviet-era exile journal "Kontinent," about Zinovev's legacy. To read the interview in Russia, click here.