ILFANDPETROV - who did not hear this "last name"? Who does not know about the adventures of Ostap Bender? About stitched diamonds in the chair? About the underground millionaire Koreyko? "The ice has started, gentlemen of the jury!", "I will lead the parade!" ... And what did the most famous Soviet writers Ilya Ilf and Yevgeny Petrov look like? What were they thinking about? Whom did they love? From what reality did they embroider their immortal texts? Why did the adventures of Ostap, "re-qualified to manage the house", there was no continuation?