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Leskov, Nikolaj Semyonovich
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(Dec 4/16, 1831, Gorochovo near Orël – Feb 21/Mar 5, 1895, St. Petersburg), Russian author. The grandson of a clergyman, Leskov became familiar with the Orthodox Church at an early age. As an orphan, he was brought up in the household of a professor of medicine in Kiev, and spent years traveling throughout Russia in the employ of a trading company. Working as a professional journalist and employed by the ministry of culture from 1862 onward, he reflected the numerous experiences g…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Leskov, Nikolaj Semyonovich”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12923>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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