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Ravil Bukharaev
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Ravil Bukharaev

Born in Kazan, on the river Volga to a family of mathematicians, his literary output was prodigious, authoring more than thirty books in both Russian and English, including Islam in Russia: The Four Seasons (Curzon Press, London, and St. Martin’s Press, New York), 2000, Tatarstan: A Can-Do Culture (Global Oriental 2007) and The Story of Joseph (Global Oriental/Brill, 2010). In 2005, he was awarded the M. Lomonosov Gold Medal for his contribution to Russian Arts, Science and Education, and in 2006, he was awarded the State Prize of Tatarstan for his most recent books of poetry.