Vasily Pavlovich Aksyonov was a Russian novelist. He is known in the West as the author of 'The Burn' and 'Generations of Winter' , a family saga depicting three generations of the Gradov family between 1925 and 1953. Wikipedia*
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Vassily Aksyonov has three videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1987 Call-In. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1989 with an average of 244 views per program.