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Leo Tolstoy

Considered one of the world's greatest novelists, Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy is famous especially for the 19th century classics War and Peace (1865-69) and Anna Karenina (1877-78). Although he was born …

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoynovelist, philosopherBorn: 9/9/1828Birthplace: Yasnaya Polyana, Russia Novelist and philosopher considered one of the greatest writers of all time. His pacifist beliefs were often …

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin Russian President Born: 2/1/1931 Birthplace: Yekaterinburg (then Sverdl…

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin

Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin Russian President Born: 2/1/1931 Birthplace: Yekaterinburg (then Sverdl…

Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina

Director/Writer: Bernard RoseDirector of Photography:Daryn OkadaEditor:Victor Du BoisMusic:Georg SoltiProduction Designer:John MyhreProducer:Bruce DaveyWarner Bros.; PG-13; 120 minutesRelease:…

Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov wrote both plays and short stories. He is generally listed in the first rank of Russian playwrights and in the high second rank (a notch below Pushkin and Tolstoy) as a writer of prose.…

William A. Koshland

William A. Koshland publishing executive Koshland served as president and chairman of the Alfred A. Knopf publishing house. His list of authors included Julia Child, Willa Cather, John Hersey…

Artan Koka

Artan KokaAge: 25 soccer player who played for Teuta in the Albanian first division; of gun shot wounds after he was shot while leaving a training sessionDied: Tirana, Albania, Sept. 4, 1997A…

Sir Michael Tippett

Sir Michael TippettcomposerBorn: 1/2/1905Birthplace: London, England A composer of operas, chamber and solo pieces, symphonies, and choral works, Tippett was influenced not only by the classic…