leonid maksimovich leonov


[lee-oh-nawf, -nof; Russian lyi-aw-nuhf]
Aleksey Arkhipovich [uh-lyi-ksyey uhr-khyee-puh-vyich] , born 1934, Soviet cosmonaut: first man to walk in space 1965.
Leonid Maksimovich [lyi-uh-nyeet muh-ksyee-muh-vyich] , 1899–1994, Russian writer.
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Leonov (Russian lɪˈɔnəf)
Aleksei Arkhipovich (alɪkˈsjej arˈxipɪvitʃ). born 1934, Soviet cosmonaut; the first man to walk in space (1965)

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leonid maksimovich leonov

Russian novelist and playwright who was admired for the intricate structure of his best narratives and for his ability to convey the complex moral and spiritual dilemmas faced by his characters. His multilayered, psychological approach was strongly influenced by-and often compared to-that of Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

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