The remarkable children’s writer, playwright, and fairy tales author Valery Zimin died on February 22.
Valery Zimin was born in a village near Yaroslavl in 1931, but very soon the family moved to Leningrad. He finished an architecture and arts school. He made his professional debut at the Drama Theater in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
Valery Zimin’s first play for children under the title Wooden King was written in 1960.
Altogether Valery Zimin wrote 27 fairy tale plays for Russian theaters. The outstanding director and playwright did not live two weeks to see his 83th birthday.
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Author: Vera Ivanova