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Bender, Ostap. Ostap Bender was created by the Russian authors Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov and appeared in Dvenadtsat Stulev (1928).

Ostap Bender is a Con Man who learns that a fabulously valuable set of diamonds has been hidden in one of twelve chairs which have been scattered throughout the Soviet Union. Bender goes in search of the chair, and finds that he is not alone in looking for them. Hijinks ensue.

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