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Yevgeny Zamyatin

Date of Birth 01-February-1884
Place of Birth Lebedyan
(Russia, Lipetsk Oblast)
Also know as Eugene Zamiatin, Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin, Evgeniĭ Zami͡a︡tin, Evgeniĭ Ivanovich Zami͡atin, Zamyatin
Profession Novelist, Journalist
Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin was a controversial Russian author of science fiction and political satire, who was banned and exiled for his polemic against the oppressive communist regime. Despite having been a prominent Old Bolshevik, Zamyatin was deeply disturbed by the policies pursued by the CPSU following the October Revolution. He is most famous for his 1921 novel We, a story set in a dystopian future police state. In 1921, We became the first work banned by the Soviet censorship board. Ultimately, Zamyatin arranged for We to be smuggled to the West for publication. The subsequent outrage this sparked within the Party and the Union of Soviet Writers led directly to Zamyatin's successful request for exile from his homeland. Due to his use of literature to criticize Soviet society, Zamyatin has been referred to as one of the first Soviet dissidents.

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