Aleksandr Nikolaevich RadishchevRadishchev, Aleksandr Nikolaevich
((1749 — 1802), educated in Leipzig
, brought the tradition of social criticism in Russian literature
to prominence with the publication in 1790 of his Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow
. His depiction of socio-economic conditions in Russia earned him exile to Siberia
until 1797. He committed suicide in 1802.