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Leonid Nikolayevich Andreyev
Leonid Andreyev ( 1871-1919) was a Russian playwright who led the Expressionism movement in national literature. He was active between the revolution of 1905 and the Communist revolution which finally overthrew the tsarist government. He could not make peace with the new order. He retired to a villa in Finland and addressed manifestos to the world at large against the excesses of the Bolsheviks.
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