Mykhailo Zhvanetskyi

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Mykhailo Zhvanetskyi
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Mykhailo Zhvanetskyi, 22 January 2002
Birth name Mykhailo Mykhaylovych Zhvanetskyi
Born (1934-03-06) 6 March 1934 (age 80)
Odessa, Soviet Union
Genres Satire

Mykhailo Mykhaylovych Zhvanetskyi (Ukrainian: Михайло Михайлович Жванецький, Russian: Михаи́л Миха́йлович Жване́цкий) (born 6 March 1934, Odessa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union) is Ukrainian author and comedian of the Jewish origins, best known for his shows targeting different aspects of the Soviet and post-Soviet everyday life.

Zhvanetsky's monologues and sketches were performed by Arkady Raikin, Roman Kartsev and Viktor Ilchenko. He joined the Union of Soviet Writers in 1978 and has authored several books of humor and satire.

Awards and honors[edit]

This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Russian Wikipedia.

Zhvanetsky was granted the following honorary titles and decorated with the following orders:

Boulevard of the Arts in Odessa was renamed Boulevard Zhvanetsky (5 April 2009).

A minor planet, 5931 Zhvanetskij, discovered on April 1, 1976, is named after him.[3]

Some sources say that Zhvanetsky was named "People's Artist of the USSR" in 1991, but in the "Bulletin of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR» № 52 for the year 1991 his name was not include among the recipients.


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