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Placed: 29.01.2007 10:43:46

Valentin Katayev’s 110th anniversary

This Sunday, Odessa celebrated the 110th anniversary of its prominent writer Valentin Katayev

This Sunday, on January, 28, Odessa celebrated the 110th anniversary of its prominent writer Valentin Katayev. Valentin Petrovich Katayev was born in Odessa in 1897. His father was a teacher. Valentin had been writing poems since he was nine. Our compatriot wrote a lot of feuilletons, sketches, stories, brief articles, novels, short stories, plays and movie scripts. Valentin Katayev is the brother of another famous writer Yevgeniy Petrov. According to one of the versions, it was Valentin who offered his brother to cooperate with Ilya Ilf and presented the plot of “The 12 Chairs” novel to the young authors.
 
The characters of Katayev’s “The Lonely Sail Shows Up” – Petya and Gavrik are embodied as a sculptural composition situated on Vera Kholodnaya’s Square.
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