These days, it is almost impossible to calculate the exact height of classic writers. It was most often recorded approximately; moreover, in ancient units of measurement (arshins and vershki). So, Chekhov was 2 arshin 9 vershoks tall, while Pushkin 2 arshin 5 vershoks.
According to Tolstoy’s wife, in his youth, he was very tall; however, in later photos, the venerable old man no longer seems so.
Nevertheless, we’ve taken the liberty of lining up 10 of Russia’s most famous writers, according to their (approximate) height:
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