Yevgeny Yevtushenko died in USA on 85-m to year of life
According to the last will of the poet, he will be buried in Peredelkino.
NEW YORK, April 1. /TASS/. The poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko died in USA on 85-m to year of life. TASS reported on Saturday, a friend of the poet Mikhail Morgulis.
“Five minutes ago Evgeny Alexandrovich left for eternity”, he said. “I called his son Eugene and announced the sad news, said Morgulis. — Wife Mary, unfortunately, can’t talk”.
Each poet also noticed that almost until the very last moments of the life of Yevgeny Yevtushenko was in the minds of — “he heard, responded, of course, understood that so many people are worried for him”.
With the poet, was hospitalized on 12 March in Tulsa (Oklahoma), all this time was his wife, Maria Novikova. With him also time to say goodbye arrived in the hospital their two sons — Dmitry and Eugene. Another son — Alexander will arrive in Oklahoma in the near future. At the hospital, wife of the poet supported her mother. Yevgeny Yevtushenko, which was officially married four times, five sons: Peter, Alexander, Anton, and born in the last marriage of Eugene and Dmitry.
As reported by the General producer of the festival, which was held in Moscow to mark the anniversary of the poet Sergey Vinnikov, Yevgeny Yevtushenko asked to bury him in the Russian writers ‘ village of Peredelkino, near Boris Pasternak.
The producer said that on March 29 he was called the poet’s wife Mary, and joined by Yevgeny Alexandrovich.
“Sergei, I am in a very serious condition in the hospital, the doctors predict my imminent departure, gave to the correspondent of TASS Vinnikov his words. — I apologize to you that you very much failed. But I beg you that our planned projects together — evening at the Great hall of the Conservatory and play in the Kremlin Palace took place without me.”
Promise me this. I will die with a clear conscience. And I ask you to convey my request for the issue of my burial place in Russia in Peredelkino near the graves of Asteraceae Yevtushenko
Yevgeny Yevtushenko on July 18 had to be fulfilled 85 years. He had planned to tour in cities of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Also the site of the main anniversary events were to become the main stage of Moscow Concert hall named after P. I. Tchaikovsky, the Great hall of the Moscow Conservatory and Kremlin Palace. Three weeks ago the poet on a video-link took part in the press conference, TASS, dedicated to the festivities on the occasion of their anniversary.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko was born in 1932 in a family of geologist and poet-lover Alexander Gangnus. His first poem was published in the newspaper “Soviet sport”, and the first book of poems, “the Scouts of the coming” was released in 1952, the same year he became the youngest member of the Union of Soviet writers. In 1963 he was nominated for the Nobel prize for literature. He is the author of over 150 books, translated into many languages.