Author: Arkadi Gaidar
Russian Revolutionary children writer.
In olden times, when the Cossacks cavalry was on the march a rider was sent ahead of the main force, and he was called a Gaidar. In literature this rider was Arkadi Petrovich Golikov who chose the eloquent pen-name Gaidar. He lived a difficult, too short, but happy life. During the Russian Civil War, a boy of fifteen he enlisted in the Red Army and very quickly rose to command the whole cavalry regiment.
Arkadi Gaidar, till his last breath, remained a fighter, first armed with a rifle and then with his inspired pen.