The great Russian writer, author of popular historical and adventure novels, Valentin Pikul Savich was born July 13, 1928 in Leningrad. According to others he was born June 13, 1928 in a. Kagarlyk, the Kiev area in the family sailor, a then the family moved to Leningrad, where they found the Great Patriotic War. While his father served in the north, winter 1942 thirteen Valentine lived in the besieged Leningrad with his mother and in the same year, was evacuated. Living with his mother seemed very fresh and immediately after the evacuation from Leningrad, he decided to make their way north, where it is presented to the Northern Fleet was the father. But this time his father was already at the forefront, and presumably died in the post of commander of a battalion of Marines in the battles for the liberation of Stalingrad. In the end, the boy was in school, boys, located in Solovki and a year later served as cabin boy on destroyer 'Terrible', belonging to the Northern Fleet.
In a 16-cm age Valentin became the commander of his post and later was promoted to navigator electrician. Surprising fact in the biography of Valentin Pikul, in 1946 , immediately after the war he was dismissed 'for lack of knowledge' of the preparatory Naval Academy. More future writer never attempted to pursue higher education and devoted himself to literary work. Valentin Pikul attends a literary seminar of young writers under the guidance of VA Christmas. Under the influence of personality and Christmas attendance of unification in 1953 saw the publication of the first pieces of music of the young writer stories that were published by him in the city's almanac 'Young Leningrad'. For a long time the writer was searching for its way into literature, writing poems and stories, trying to develop about the history of the Russian North and she moved on – to Russian history. Collecting materials about the history of Russia and other states to work on the historical novels, writer, won a unique library of over 11,000 volumes, including a completely unique documents. Featuring an extraordinary capacity for work, the writer continued to write with the same intensity and almost everyone of his novel 'missed the mark', causing a huge reader interest and publicity.
Up to his death in 1990, Pikul wrote and published nearly 30 novels devoted to the various phases of Russian history, the most significant of which are considered 'Moonzund' (1973), 'The Battle of the Iron Chancellor' (1977) and 'Favorite' (1984). Despite the critical attitude of the writer's contemporaries – writers and historians to creativity V. Pikul and his interpretation of historical facts, the writer in his works stood firmly on the patriotic attitudes and created heroic images of the Russian army and navy. Pikul has created a unique genre of Soviet literature to novels – historical miniatures, where the short form of trying to tell you about this or that prominent person. Many novels Pikul filmed and repeatedly reported by various state awards. Died in Riga July 16, 1990.