Aleksandr Zinovyev http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksand... Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Zinovyev (Александр Зиновьев: October 29, 1922 - May 10, 2006) was a prominent Russian logician and dissident writer of social critique. Born to a poor provincial family, he distinguished himself in the Second World War and later in the scholarship of logic. In the 1970s he arose with criticum of the Soviet political system, sacrificing his high academical station in Moscow. Eventually Zinoviev faced exile in 1978, after his novels Yawning Heights and The Radiant Future were published in Europe. He continued to develop his socio-philosophical ideas in subsequent publications, at times employing his original genre of the sociological novel.