6 March 2012, 12:41

Gabriel García Márquez turns 85

Gabriel García Márquez turns 85

Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev has congratulated the world-acclaimed Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez on the occasion of his 85th birthday with a message of greeting and the Order of Merit for his contribution to building up “ties of friendship and cooperation” between the two countries.

Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev has congratulated the world-acclaimed Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez on the occasion of his 85th birthday with a message of greeting and the Order of Merit for his contribution to building up “ties of friendship and cooperation” between the two countries.

A book of memoires by the Novel prizewinning author is due out in Russia later this month.

TASS, RIAN

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