Evgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin (1884-1937) is a Russian writer.
Yevgeny Zamyatin was born on January 20 (February 1) in 1884 in the city of Lebedyan, Tambov province. Father – an Orthodox priest, mother – a pianist.
From 1893 to 1896 Zamyatin attended the Lebedyan Gymnasium, and then studied at the Voronezh High School, which in 1902 he graduated with a gold medal. In the same year, Yevgeny Ivanovich signed up for stubbornness (he did not always get good grades in mathematics in school, unlike Russian) at the shipbuilding faculty of the St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute. 4 years later Zamyatin became a Bolshevik and took part in the life of revolutionary student youth. There he meets his future wife – Lyudmila Nikolayevna Usova (1883-1965). In the summer of 1905, on his return from a trip to Egypt through Odessa, he witnessed an uprising on the battleship Prince Potemkin-Tavrichesky. In 1906, Zamyatin was arrested and sent back to Lebedyan. In the same year he illegally returns to St. Petersburg and finishes the institute.