Mikhail Zhvanetsky

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Mikhail Mikhaylovich Zhvanetsky (Russian: Михаи́л Миха́йлович Жване́цкий; born 6 March 1934 – 6 November 2020[1]) was a Soviet-Russian writer, satirist and performer.[2] He was best known for his shows about different parts of the Soviet and post-Soviet everyday life. He was born in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. He joined the Union of Soviet Writers in 1978 and has written several books.

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A minor planet, 5931 Zhvanetskij, discovered on April 1, 1976, is named after him (using different transliteration of the surname).[4]

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  1. "Умер Михаил Жванецкий". РБК (in Russian). Retrieved 2020-11-06.
  2. "Михаил Жванецкий: Официальная биография (Mikhail Zhvanetsky: Official biography". Mikhail Zhvanetsky official website.
  3. Order of the President of Ukraine on the granting of the honorary title of "Meritorious Artist of Ukraine" (in Ukrainian).
  4. (5931) Zhvanetskij. Minor Planet Center. International Astronomical Union.

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