【22】Ostap Bender (Russian: Остап Бендер; in The Twelve Chairs he
called himself Ostap-Suleyman-Berta-Maria-Bender-Bey, in The Golden
Calf he called himself Bender-Zadunaysky, in later novel he also
was called Ostap Ibragimovich Bender) is a fictional con man who
appeared in the novels The Twelve Chairs and The Little Golden Calf
written by Soviet authors Ilya Ilf and Yevgeni Petrov.