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By Ilya Ilf

Ostap Bender is an unemployed con artist residing by way of his wits in postrevolutionary Soviet Russia. He joins forces with Ippolit Matveyevich Vorobyaninov, a former nobleman who has again to his place of birth to discover a cache of lacking jewels that have been hidden in a few chairs which were appropriated via the Soviet specialists. the quest for the bejeweled chairs takes those not likely heroes from the provinces to Moscow to the wilds of Soviet Georgia and the Trans-caucasus mountains; on their quest they come upon a wide selection of characters: from opportunistic Soviet bureaucrats to getting older survivors of the prerevolutionary propertied sessions, each extra egocentric, venal, and useless than the single prior to.

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