Mikhail Zhvanetsky

John Bassett Theatre, Toronto (09.04.2013).

Mikhail Mikhaylovich Zhvanetsky (6 March 1934 – 6 November 2020) was a Soviet and Ukrainian writer, satirist and performer of Jewish origin, best known for his shows targeting different aspects of the Soviet and post-Soviet everyday life. Zhvanetsky was born in Odesa, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. His monologues and sketches were performed by Arkady Raikin, Roman Kartsev and Viktor Ilchenko. He also wrote several books.

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Fragments of the performance. Part two: