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Nikolai Vasil'evich Gogol

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809 - 1852) was a Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer of Ukrainian ethnicity. Some Russian and Ukrainian scholars debate whether Gogol must be considered Russian or Ukrainian author, accusing each other of "appropriating" the writer. His early works, such as Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, were influenced by his Ukrainian upbringing, Ukrainian culture and folklore. His later writing satirized political corruption in the Russian Empire (The Government...See more