Petrov, Yevgeny Petrovich

Petrov, Yevgeny Petrovich yĭvgā´nyē pētrô´vĭch pētrôf´ [key], 1903–42, Russian writer and journalist; brother of the dramatist Valentin P. Katayev. His original name was Yevgeny Petrovich Katayev. Petrov collaborated with Ilya Arnoldovich Ilf on various satirical novels, including The Little Golden Calf (tr. 1933). After Ilf's death in 1937, Petrov became a journalist and later a war correspondent. He was killed during World War II during the siege of Sevastopol.

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