NABOKV-L post 0017492, Wed, 17 Dec 2008 13:50:27 -0500

writers such as Vladimir Nabokov or Mikhail Bulgakov ...

Soviet film historian Rashit Yangirov dies at 54
By DOUGLAS BIRCH – 1 day ago

Rashit Yangirov, right, is seen in Kiev, in this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007 file picture. Yangirov, a longtime producer for the Associated Press Television Network and well-known historian of the Soviet cinema, has died in Moscow clinic early Monday, Dec. 15, 2008. He was 54. Yangirov penned more than 200 publications on Russian cinema, fiction and folklore.His subjects included the cinematic cult of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin, emigre female authors, persecution of dissident Soviet poets and references to silent films in works of writers such as Vladimir Nabokov or Mikhail Bulgakov.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

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