Bestuzhev, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich
, pseud. Cossack Marlinsky
, 1797-1837, Russian novelist and poet. He wrote popular romantic tales in the Byronic manner. As an officer in the guards he joined the Decembrists
and was exiled to Siberia. He was later transferred to the Caucasus, where he found the material for his best novel, Ammalat Bek
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