Yevgeny Mikhailovich Vinokurov (October 22, 1925, Bryansk – January 23, 1993, Moscow) was a Russian Soviet poet, translator and teacher. His first poems were published in 1948 in the magazine “Smena” with a foreword by Ilya Ehrenburg. In 1951, he graduated from the Gorky Literary Institute, and his first book “Poems about Duty” came out the same year. His second book of poems, titled “Sineva.” came out in 1956 and earned the approval of Boris Pasternak. “Sergei from Malaya Bronnaya,” a poem about Moscow boys who did not return from the front and about their mothers, fading away in empty apartments, became one of the most popular Soviet post-war songs. (it was put to music in 1958 by Andrei Eshpai.)
In this collection of 34 short stories, author Alexis Levitin, travel set in hand, takes the reader on a journey across several continents – and even into space – exploring the joys of chess and its effect on the lives of those who play.
In this collection, Andrey Kneller has woven together his own poems with his translations of one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary Russian poets, Vera Pavlova.