Igor Bunich

Igor Bunich

Igor Bunich

  • Birthday: 28.09.1937
  • Age: 62 years old
  • Place of birth: Dnipro, Ukraine
  • Date of death: & nbsp;15.06.2000
  • Citizenship: Russia


He became known for his works in the genre of political journalism and folk history. He is also the author of popular history books on naval topics.

He was born on September 28, 1937 in the family of a design engineer. He lived in Leningrad since childhood. In 1956-1959, he studied at the Yeysk Naval Aviation School, and after graduation served as a navigator in the aviation of the Northern Fleet of the USSR Navy. After returning to Leningrad, he entered the Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute. From 1964 he worked at the Krylov Research Institute, and then, from 1974, at the Naval Academy, researching archival materials and compiling analytical reviews for the Academy’s leadership. He was engaged in translating and abstracting foreign literature. As a hobby, he was interested in naval history. His last rank before retirement in 1984 was lieutenant colonel of naval aviation.Since the mid-1970s, he began distributing his translations from foreign specialized periodicals among his friends (either without indicating his authorship as a translator or under various pseudonyms), as well as his own works of military history, which he passed off as translations of foreign authors. In 1981, under the pseudonym “V. Kolt,” he began publishing in the Leningrad self-published magazine “Clock”.Gold of the Party. Ihor Bunych. Part 2 (audiobook) In 1982, he received his first official warning from the Leningrad KGB for reproducing and illegally distributing materials of a “defamatory nature” and “close to secret”; in 1984, he received his second warning (in connection with the Donskoy case) for distributing anti-Soviet literature. He was fired from his job under the pretext of staff reductions; from 1984 he served as a watchman and night guard.In the 1990s he worked as an assistant to MP Yuliy Rybakov, was engaged in publicistic work, published books that sold in large numbers: “The Party’s Gold,” “The President’s Sword,” “Operation Thunderstorm,” and others.He died on June 15, 2000.Igor Bunich’s books can be divided into three groups. The first one is his most famous works, written in the genre of folk history, politically engaged, treating national history quite freely, with significant lyrical digressions, and at the same time easy and fascinating to read. For example, these are books from the “Operation Thunderstorm” series, which are dedicated to proving that Stalin was preparing to occupy Europe in 1941. The second group was represented by books reflecting on current political events of the 1990s, such as The President’s Sword (about the events of 1993) and Chronicle of the Chechen Massacre. A significant but lesser-known group of his books are popular accounts of maritime history. It includes such books as The Fuhrer’s Pirates, The Kaiser’s Corsairs, Alexander Suvorov, and many others.