Sergey Mikhalkov - famous Soviet poet, war correspondent, writer and playwright. Throughout his life, he wrote children's books and invented scripts for animated and feature films.
His work is familiar to many children and adults. In addition, Sergei Mikhalkov is the creator of 2 hymns - the USSR and the Russian Federation.
Short biography of Mikhalkov Sergey
We offer you a brief biography of Sergei Mikhalkov. She, like many other biographies of prominent people, is unique and interesting.
Childhood years of Sergei Mikhalkov
Sergey Vladimirovich Mikhalkov was born on March 13, 1913 in Moscow. His mother, Olga Mikhailovna, worked as a teacher and nurse; and his father, Vladimir Alexandrovich, was a collegiate assessor.
All his childhood, together with his brothers Sasha and Misha, Sergei Mikhalkov spent in the suburbs. Due to the fact that the village school was too far from their home, all the sons of the Mikhalkovs studied at home.
The governess of German origin, Emma Rosenberg, was educating these boys. The children obeyed her unquestioningly, doing all that she tells them. Serezha was a real pleasure to study.
He especially liked to learn German. Even in childhood, he could read Schiller and Goethe in the original, as well as speak German fluently.
When the Mikhalkovs family moved to Moscow, the children began attending a local school. Sergey entered immediately in the 4th grade. Due to the fact that the boy stuttered badly, he was the object of ridicule from his classmates.
But very soon he managed to subdue his peers with his sense of humor and ingenuity. These qualities helped him throughout his biography.
The first poems Mikhalkov
At the age of 9, Serezha composed his first poem. He even published his own home magazine in which he published his creations.Sergey Mikhalkov
The father did not remain indifferent to the talent of his son. In time, he decided to send Serezha’s poems to the famous poet Alexander Bezymensky in order to hear his opinion. When he met with the creativity of the young talent, he replied that such talent must be developed without fail.
In 1927, the Mikhalkovs family moved to Pyatigorsk, because the father of the family was offered a job there. But in this city, Sergei Mikhalkov continued to compose poetry, and soon several of his poems were published in local publications.
The talent of a novice poet did not go unnoticed, and Mikhalkov was accepted into the Terek Association of Proletarian Writers. This event was the starting point in the creative biography of Mikhalkov.
After graduating from school, Sergei decided to return back to Moscow. At first, he had serious financial difficulties, because little money was paid for the poems. He had to earn extra money at a weaving mill and even participate in geological expeditions.
At the same time, he became a freelance correspondent for Izvestia. At this time, his first collection of poems was published, as a result of which his life changed dramatically.
Mikhalkov's poems begin to be published in various USSR magazines and newspapers. They are heard on the radio and from the stages of different theaters.
In 1936, Sergei Mikhalkov published the poem “Svetlana” in the journal “Izvestia”, named after the girl he liked. And although Mikhalkov’s poems didn’t touch the girl’s heart, they didn’t entertain Joseph Stalin, whose daughter was also called Svetlana.
The leader liked this work so much that he became interested in the poet. Since then, the biography of Sergei Mikhalkov has changed completely.
The birth of the giant "Uncle Stepa"
In 1935, a young Sergei Mikhalkov was invited to participate in a pioneer song contest. He gladly responded to this offer and even became a counselor in a children's camp. Sergey went hiking with the kids and listened to different stories from them.
Upon returning home, he presented his works to the editor of "Pioneer" Boris Ivanter. Some of them Ivanter agreed to publish in the journal.
Mikhalkov is so pleased that it prompted him to write a whole children's poem, which, ultimately, was almost the main in his biography. So the Uncle Styopa was born.
Boris Ivanter was so impressed with Mikhalkov's work that he not only published this poem, but also sent Sergei to Samuel Marshak.
Acquaintance with Samuel Yakovlevich, in the most positive way influenced Mikhalkov. He learned a lot from him, and was able to further improve his writing skills.
The main character of the poem "Uncle Stepa" was an ideal citizen of his state. Reading this work, children could learn to understand what a person’s heroism is and how a real patriot of his country should behave.
When the not less famous children's poet Korney Chukovsky read Uncle Steppe, he predicted the immortality of this poem, which turned out to be absolutely right.
The author of two hymns
In 1943, Sergei Mikhalkov took part in the competition, whose task was to create a text for the anthem of the USSR. The poems of Mikhalkov liked Stalin very much and after his personal editing, they were approved. The first time this anthem was played at the end of 1943.
After the end of World War II, Sergei Mikhalkov discovered his talent as a fabulist. He managed to write about 200 fables. He is also the author of the humorous film magazine "Wick."
At the end of the 20th century, Mikhalkov was again among the poets who wrote the text for the new anthem of Russia. As before, his poems were again recognized as the best. The country heard a new version of the anthem in 2000.
Thus, in the biography of Mikhalkov, there were two cases in which his work was heard by the whole country, without exception, because the anthem was taught as a memento at school.
The personal life of Sergei Mikhalkov
Charming and well-read Mikhalkov was very popular among women. In 1936, he married Natalya Konchalovsky, the daughter of artist Peter Konchalovsky and granddaughter of Vasily Surikov. Although Natalya was 10 years older than Mikhalkov, she won the poet's heart from the first time.
Their marriage lasted a long 53 years. Between the spouses was a complete idyll until the death of Natalia, who died in 1988.
Married two Mikhalkovs two boys. They, like their father, also chose a creative path, and in the future became popular filmmakers.Natalya Konchalovskaya with little Nikita Mikhalkov
The eldest son Andrei Konchalovsky is a folk artist, screenwriter and director.
The younger son, Nikita Mikhalkov, was able to prove himself as an actor, director, screenwriter and also get the title of national artist. He managed to shoot a lot of truly cult paintings: "Burnt by the Sun", "The Barber of Siberia", "12" and many others.Sergey Mikhalkov with his sons Andrey and Nikita
9 years later after the death of his wife, the 84-year-old Sergei Mikhalkov once again abruptly turned his biography, marrying Yulia Subbotina, who was 48 years younger than him.
The last years of the life of Sergei Mikhalkov
In the last years of his life, Mikhalkov worked hard to create the “Biggest Book for Kids,” which was published in the late 2000s.
By 2008, the total circulation of books by Sergei Mikhalkov was, according to various estimates, about 300 million copies.
On the 95th anniversary of the writer, Vladimir Putin signed a decree awarding Mikhalkov the Order of St. Andrew the First-Called with the wording for his outstanding contribution to the development of Russian literature, many years of creative and social activities. His biography really deserved this order.
Death of Sergei Mikhalkov
On August 27, 2009, at the age of 96, Sergei Mikhalkov died. According to his relatives and relatives, before his death, he said goodbye to everyone.
While on his deathbed, and being in his right mind, he said, “Well, enough for me. Goodbye,” after which he closed his eyes forever.
With the body of the poet, they said farewell to the Temple of Christ, and on August 29 Sergei Mikhalkov was buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery.