Russian poet Yevtushenko deceased

Russian poet Yevtushenko deceased

World April 1, 2017 21:27

tulsa - The Russian poet Jevgeni Jevtoesjenko is Saturday at the age of 84 deceased in a hospital in Tulsa in the US state of Oklahoma. That confirmed a friend of the writer facing Tass news agency. President Vladimir Poetin has expressed his condolences to the family.

Yevtushenko made his name as a poetic symbol of the de-Stalinization when there was some talk under Nikita Chroesjtsjov of ' literary thaw '. That earned him a nomination for the Nobel Prize in 1963. Yevtushenko published a total of more than 150 books of poetry, which he often expressed his ambivalent relationship with the Communist Party. He took despite criticism final distance.

In one of his most famous works, ' The heirs of Stalin ', he wrote that the dictator is indeed dead but alive his legacy. ' He was cunning, just dozed off. Double and triple the sentries guarding the morgue table. And prevent Stalin ever get up again. ' He also warned against anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union.

Yevtushenko will be buried in the Moscow suburb of Peredelkino, where among others Boris Pasternak located.

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