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Yevgeniy Yevtushenko buried in Peredelkino
20:48, 11 April 2017
Yevgeniy Yevtushenko buried in Peredelkino

The famous Russian poet now rests next to the grave of Boris Pasternak, according to his last will

20:48, 11 April 2017

Yevgeniy Yevtushenko
Lenta.ru

Poet Yevgeniy Yevtushenko who passed away on April 1 was buried in Peredelkino, the dacha complex in a settlement located just to the southwest of Moscow. TASS reported that on Tuesday.

Farewell ceremony for Yevgeniy Yevtushenko, 1
Tass.ru

The poet’s grave is located next to that of another outstanding writer Boris Pasternak; that was Yevtushenko’s last will.

The final farewell ceremony was only open for the family and close friends of the poet. Previously, hundreds of people came to bid farewell to Yevtushenko at the Central House of Writers in Moscow.

Farewell ceremony for Yevgeniy Yevtushenko, 2
Tass.ru

The 84-year-old Yevgeniy Yevtushenko died at his place in the U.S. on April 1; according to one of his friends, the cause of death was terminal stage of cancer.

Previously, in 2015, Yevtushenko had a cardiac pacemaker implanted. Earlier, in 2013, he had his right leg amputated in a clinic in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In 1963, Yevgeniy Yevtushenko was nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature. He wrote poems, prose and scripts for cinemas; he was also known as theatre actor and director. His heritage includes over 150 books, many of which were translated into other languages. 

Related: Poet Yevgeniy Yevtushenko dies in U.S.

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