|Eduard Y. Volodarsky|
February 3, 1941|
Kharkiv, Ukraine, U.S.S.R.
|Died||October 8, 2012 71)(aged|
Eduard Yakovlevich Volodarsky (Russian: Эдуа́рд Я́ковлевич Волода́рский; February 3, 1941 – October 8, 2012) was a Russian screenwriter who penned such classic Russian films as At Home Among Strangers in 1974, which was his first hit, and My Friend Ivan Lapshin in 1984. Volodarsky's willingness to deviate from official Soviet propaganda accounts of war, such as those of World War II, led to censorship from Soviet authorities. For example, Trial of the Road, which was filmed in 1971 was not released until 1986 during Perestroika. Likewise, Soviet film censors refused to release My Friend Ivan Lapshin until several years after it was finished in the early 1980s.
- Roth, Andrew (2012-10-13). "Eduard Volodarsky, Screenwriter Banned by Soviets, Dies at 71". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-10-22.