Putin expressed his condolences to the widow and relatives of the poet Yevtushenko
MOSCOW, 1 Jul — RIA Novosti. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed profound condolences to the widow and relatives of the poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
“Yevtushenko was a great poet, his legacy is an integral part of Russian culture”, — said Peskov.
Previously, the wife of Yevtushenko Maria Novikova told RIA Novosti that the poet died on Saturday in USA on 85-m to year of life from cardiac arrest.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko, the Soviet poet, also known as a novelist and essayist. In 1991, he moved with his family to teach in the United States, where he lived till the present time.