Writer Zakhar Prilepin reacted to the statement of Ksenia Sobchak. The journalist compared the humorist and TV presenter Ivan Urgant with the playwright Mikhail Zoshchenko.
“In order to equal Zoshchenko, one must first live like Zoshchenko. As you understand, we did not venture to compare the quality of the texts of Zoshchenko and Ivan Urgant. Be healthy,” Prilepin wrote on his Telegram channel.
He also recalled that Zoshchenko was an officer and a volunteer among the Red Army. After refusing to take him to the front during the Great Patriotic War, he wrote many works that glorified his homeland.