20th Century Russian Writer
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (1890-1960) was born in Moscow to a wealthy family. Originally he intended to become a composer, but later chose writing as a career. His most well-known work, Dr. Zhivago, was published in the late 1950s. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958.
“Don't touch this cloud-dweller.”
— Josef Stalin on Boris Pasternak