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Tag: Ilya Ilf

The Bookshelf: How the Soviet Robinson Was Written

The two friends, Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov, were born in Odessa, the humor capital of the Russian Empire (now .....

Ilf and Petrov’s excellent adventure: a look back at Odessa writers’ 1935 trip in the USA

In 1935, the collaborative satirical writers Ilya Ilf (1897–1937) and Evgeny Petrov (1903–1942) travelled to the United States from the .....

Prominent Odessans: Ilya Ilf & Evgeny Petrov

These were the first Soviet journalists to travel by car from the Atlantic to the Pacific coasts of the United .....

Odessa, the city of broken statues

A cultural journey from the foundation of Odessa, through Soviet Union, to current times, with the voice of city’s writers, .....

The Twelfth Chair of Odessa

There is a funny monument in the City Garden of Odessa, a bronze chair with strange inscriptions, and the tourists .....