The head of the faction “United Russia” in the state Duma Vladimir Vasiliev expressed condolences to the family of Yevgeny Yevtushenko, noting that his death is an irreplaceable loss for Russia, told journalists in a press-service of the faction.
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.
“In connection with the death of Yevgeny Yevtushenko offer you my deepest condolences from the faction “United Russia” family, friends and all who loved Eugene Alexandrovich. The departure of the great poet, — an irreparable loss for Russia and the entire world poetry. We grieve together with you”, is quoted in the release to the Deputy.