Medvedev, Putin commiserate death of Bella Akhmadulina
President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin have expressed deep condolences to the family and friends of poet Bella Akhmadulina in connection with her demise.
The renowned Soviet and Russian poet died on Monday at the age of 73.
Akhmadulina embarked on a career in literature at the turn of 1950-1960s, when an unprecedented interest in poetry developed in society.
She became a striking representative of the new generation of the so-called ‘poets of the sixties’.
Her first collection of poems, String, was published in 1962, and in 1970, Music Lessons came out.
The collection of verses Candle appeared in 1977, with the book The Mystery making an appearance in 1983.
In 1989, the poet received the State Prize of the USSR for her volume of poems and verses "The Garden".
She was also a winner of the Russian Federation President's Prize.