Died Sergei Mikhalkov

Died Sergei Mikhalkov
Died Sergei Mikhalkov

Poet and writer Sergei Mikhalkov died today at the age of 97.

Died Sergei Mikhalkov

Today, at the age of 97, the poet and writer Sergei Mikhalkov, the author of the famous "Uncle Styopa", Soviet and Russian anthems, died.

Sergei Vladimirovich Mikhalkov was born on March 13, 1913 in Moscow. In 1933 he published the first collection of poems. His poems began to be published in the magazines "Spark" and "Projector", in the newspapers "Komsomolskaya Pravda", "Izvestia", "Pravda".

During the Great Patriotic War, he was a military correspondent for front-line newspapers, the author of numerous essays, stories, satirical poems and feuilletons, texts of combat posters and leaflets.

Sergey Mikhalkov became a classic of children's literature during his lifetime. More than one generation of children grew up on "Uncle Styopa" - Mikhalkov's most famous character.

Mikhalkov is the author of the text of the Anthem of the USSR, as well as the new Anthem of Russia, which sounded for the first time on January 1, 2001. Sergei Mikhalkov is the author of the epitaph carved on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin wall: “Your name is unknown. Your feat is immortal.”, as well as a poetic appeal to the soldiers who fell for the liberation of Europe, on the monument to Soviet soldiers in Vienna.

Sergey Mikhalkov - author of the plays "Special Assignment" (1945), "Red Tie" (1946), "I want to go home" (1949), "Sombrero" (1957), fables, satirical comedies "Kings can do anything … "(1983)," What is written with a pen … "(1984) and others. As well as scripts for feature films "The Great Space Journey" (co-authored with Valentin Selivanov, based on Mikhalkov's play "The First Three, or the Year 2001", 1974), "Three Plus Two" (based on Mikhalkov's play "Savages", 1962) and "The New Adventures of Puss in Boots" (1958), animated films.

Sergei Mikhalkov was engaged not only in creative work, he devoted a lot of time to social activities, headed the Writers' Union.

His wife and friend for 53 years was the writer Natalya Konchalovsky, daughter of the artist Pyotr Konchalovsky and granddaughter of the great painter Vasily Surikov. Together they raised two sons - Andrei and Nikita, who became world-famous directors. In 1997, after the death of his first wife, Mikhalkov married Yulia Valerievna Subbotina.

According to Russian media.

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