Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer, dies at 97
Thursday, August 27, 2009
He is lyricist for both the anthem of the USSR (with Gabriel El-Registan) and the anthem of Russia. Born in 1913 in the Russian Empire, he lived a long life and gained high popularity in the USSR and respect in modern Russia.
In 1962 he founded Fitil, a Soviet satirical TV series about life in the USSR.
His poems about Uncle Styopa became popular among children. He was also a scriptwriter for some animation films and films.
He was awarded three Stalin Prizes (1941, 1942, 1950), Order of Lenin, a 2nd class Order For Service to Fatherland (2003) and others. He is considered a Hero of Socialist Labour.
His funeral is scheduled to take place tomorrow, at the Christ The Saviour Cathedral in Moscow.
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