Georgi Nikolayevich Vladimov
Native name
Георгий Николаевич Владимов
BornGeorgi Nikolayevich Volosevich
(1931-02-19)February 19, 1931
Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR
DiedOctober 19, 2003(2003-10-19) (aged 72)
Frankfurt, Germany
Alma materSaint Petersburg State University
Notable worksFaithful Ruslan
Notable awardsRussian Booker Prize, Andrei Sakharov Prize for Writer's Civic Courage

Georgi Nikolayevich Vladimov (Russian: Гео́ргий Никола́евич Влади́мов; real family name Volosevich, Russian: Волосевич; 19 February 1931, Kharkiv – 19 October 2003, Frankfurt) was a Russian dissident writer.


In 1977 he became the leader of the Moscow section of Amnesty International, forbidden in the USSR. In 1983, he emigrated to West Germany.[1]

Vladimov's most famous novel is Faithful Ruslan, the tale of a guard dog in a Soviet Gulag, told from the dog's perspective. It circulated in the Soviet Union as a samizdat publication, before being published in West Germany in 1975.

His novel The General and His Army, on General Chibisov (Kobrissov) and General Vlasov, was awarded the Russian Booker Prize in 1995 and the Sakharov Prize in 2000.



  1. ^ McMillin, Arnold (November 11, 2003). "Obituary: Georgi Vladimov". The Guardian. Retrieved August 6, 2015.