Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (31 March  1809 – 4 March 1852) was a Ukrainian-born Russian dramatist, novelist and short story writer.

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“I am fated to journey hand in hand with my strange heroes and to survey the surging immensity of life, to survey it through the laughter that all can see and through the tears unseen and unknown by anyone.” – Gogol

Happy birthday to one of my favourite Russian writers!

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