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Ilya Ilf, pseudonym of Iehiel-Leyb (Ilya) Arnoldovich Faynzilberg (Russian: Илья Арнольдович Файнзильберг, Ukrainian: Ієхієл-Лейб Арно́льдович Файнзільберг) (October 15 [O.S. October 3] 1897 in Odessa – April 13, 1937), was a popular Jewish Soviet author of the 1920s and 1930s, who worked in collaboration with Yevgeni Petrov as Ilf and Petrov.
Ilf died from tuberculosis in 1937.
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