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Russian writer Oleg Pavlov died Sunday night at the 49th year of life, reported in a Facebook writer Plato Besedin.
The cause of death was a heart attack.
Oleg Pavlov — winner of the Literary award of Alexander Solzhenitsyn and the «Russian Booker».
He is known for his novels «Official fairy tale» and «the Case of Matiushin» and the novel «Karaganda deviatiny».
In his works, the author denounced the military reality. His work is largely autobiographical: he served in Uzbekistan and Northern Kazakhstan.
«Oleg Pavlov — perhaps more than anyone in modern Russian literature, defended human dignity, gently, but firmly,» wrote Plato Besedin.
Pavlov’s works were translated into English, French, Italian, Dutch, Chinese, Hungarian, Polish and Croatian.
The last novel of the writer «Asystole», was released in 2012.