On the anniversary of his 100th birthday the 13th of March 2013 it is time to remember the Russian writer Sergei Vladimirovich Mikhalkov author of childrens books satirical fables film scripts and theatre plays but above all the Soviet Natio

Tuesday 12th March, 2013

by Olivia Kroth He was born in Moscow on the 13th of March 1913, in the noble family of the Mikhalkovs, with tsarist admirals and generals among his ancestors. Sergei Vladimirovich Mikhalkov became one of the best known Soviet writers during his lifetime. His career spanned 70 years, from the 1930s to the turn of the century. Sergei Mikhalkov achieved his first literary success as the author of children’s books, especially the poems about Uncle Styopa. Some of his illustrated works are valued collectors’ items today. In 1936, he married Natalia Konchalovskaya, who was a poetess herself. She al…

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