Nikolay Alexeyevich Nekrasov (Nicholas Nekrassov in English) (1821-1878) was a Russian poet, writer, critic and publisher, and an associate of Vissarion Belinsky. Nekrasov's earlier works from the 1850s, such as his first big poem Sasha, deal with the challenges of Russian life, describing intellectuals and their never-ending conflicts with reality. His works of the 1860s, which include folk poems and poems for children, are among his best written works; Peasant Children and Grandfather Frost-the Red Nose - a Russian version of the Santa Clause story. Some of his deeper and philosophical poems are written in the style of confession; A Knight for an Hour, as well as Vlas and When from the Darknees of my Delusions, I called my Soul. Among his other important works are also his later poems: Russian Women, written in 1871-1872, and Who is Happy in Russia? (1873-1876).