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.
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.
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.