Yevgeny Petrov (writer)
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Yevgeny Petrov (Евгений Петров) was the pen name of Yevgeny Petrovich Katayev (Евгений Петрович Катаев; December 13 [O.S. November 30] 1903 in Odessa – July 2, 1942), a popular Soviet author in the 1920s and 1930s. He often worked in collaboration with Ilya Ilf (see Ilf and Petrov).
He was the brother of Valentin Katayev.
Following Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union, Petrov became a war correspondent. He was killed in a plane crash while returning from besieged Sevastopol. The short film Envelope was dedicated to Yevgeny.
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