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Sergey Donatovich Dovlatov died in 1990 at the age of 48.
Dovlatov was born on 3 September 1941 in the Eastern Russian city of Ufa, where his family had been evacuated to at the start of the World War II. His mother was Armenian, his father Jewish, and both had been part of the Leningrad artistic scene before the war (his mother was an actress, his father a theatre director). In 1944 the family moved back to Leningrad. View next memorial to Joseph Brodskya, a russian emigres poet who was born in Leningrad and died in New York as Dovlatov.
Until the age of 37, Sergey Dovlatov lived in his native country, the Soviet Union, and had to endure the pressure brought to bear on him by his ideological opponents who declared everything he wrote to be “ideologically hostile.” Sergey Dovlatov spent the second period of his life in the United States where he became famous for his literary work.