Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884-1937)
Zamyatin is most famous for his dystopian novel "We". The first Soviet dystopian novel is set in the 26th century AD. The inhabitants of Utopia have lost their individuality: instead of names, they wear numbers, live in glass houses, and have no freedom of private or even intimate life. The protagonist of the novel, D-503, an engineer of the INTEGRAL spacecraft, unexpectedly falls out of this well-oiled system and faces the main choice in his life.
The full text of the novel was first published in 1952 in New York, and in Russia it appeared only 30 years later - in 1988 in the Znamya magazine. British writer George Orwell praised "We": "It is outrageous that a book of such an amazing fate and such great importance does not come out to the reader."