Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer, dies at 97
Thursday, August 27, 2009
He is lyricist for both the(with ) and the . Born in 1913 in the , he lived a long life and gained high popularity in the and respect in modern Russia.
In 1962 he founded, a Soviet satirical TV series about life in the USSR.
His poems aboutbecame popular among children. He was also a scriptwriter for some animation films and films.
He is the father ofand , notable Russian film directors and producers.
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.
His funeral is scheduled to take place tomorrow, at the Christ The Saviour Cathedral in Moscow.
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