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Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov
Born: 24 May 1905, Veshenskaya, Russia
Died: 21 February 1984, Veshenskaya, USSR
Residence at the time of the award: USSR
Prize motivation: "for the artistic power and integrity with which, in his epic of the Don, he has given expression to a historic phase in the life of the Russian people."
Prize share: 1/1