Julia Voznesenskaya  

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Julia Voznesenskaya (Yulia Voznesenskaya); born 1940 in Leningrad is a Russian author of books with an Orthodox Christian worldview.

In 1976 Voznesenskaya was sentenced to four years of exile for Anti-Soviet Propaganda. In 1980 she emigrated to Germany. In 1996-1999 she lived in Lesninsky Russian Orthodox Convent in Chauvincourt-Provemont, Normandy, France. Since 2002 she has lived in Berlin.

Her works include The Star Chernobyl, about three sisters involved in the Chernobyl disaster; and her first novel, The Women's Decameron, about ten pregnant women in a maternity ward who are quarantined for ten days and - inspired by The Decameron - decide to tell ten stories each day, about life in 1980s Russia. My Posthumous Adventures (Мои посмертные приключения) is a fictional story of what her heroine experiences after clinical death. She is a laureate of the prizes Orthodox Christian Book of Russia (Православная книга России) and Alye Parusa (Crimson Sails). Her book series "The Yulianna" is sometimes classified as anti-Potter since it is a children's series that supports the Christian faith instead of witchcraft and magic. It tells the story of twin girls separated at birth and posits a Christian view of spiritual battle where angels and demons are real and prayer and Christian life or selfishness and giving in to temptation have real spiritual causes or results, and how prayer really can be 'magic'. Probably her most popular book is the first of a two-part series, called "Cassandra's Path, or Adventures with Macaroni", a science fiction apocalyptic view from an Orthodox perspective of the last days and the AntiChrist, and of one woman's journey to faith.

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