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About Ludmila Ulitskaya

One of Russia's leading prose writers today (b.1943); her works have achieved a vast and ardent following in Russia today and have been translated into over 20 foreign languages.

Articles by Ludmila Ulitskaya

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The Khodorkovsky-Ulitskaya correspondence

Ludmila Ulitskaya  Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once Russia's richest man, sits in prison. Ludmila Ulitskaya, one of Russia's finest novelists, started writing to him. The two have never met, but their correspondence, just published by Novaya Gazeta, is making waves. The novelist asks questions he has probably never been asked before. Khodorkovsky answers with astonishing frankness. The letters make gripping reading.

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