Vyacheslav Durnenkov is a script and play writer with a historian background. He now lives and works in Tolyati. He is the author of more than 20 plays some of which have been translated to English and other languages. His plays were put on stage at the MKhT Chekhov theatre and other big Moscow stages. He is the laureate of prices in festivals like”Zolotaya Maska”, “Tekstura” and many others.