"The Government Inspector" is a comedy by Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol. In the center of the plot is a petty official Ivan Aleksandrovich Khlestakov, who turns out to be passing through one district town. There he is played at cards. The local city administration at this time learns that an inspector will come to them from St. Petersburg. Soon everyone begins to suspect that Khlestakov is the auditor. From this moment on, a long thread of mutually beneficial deception begins.