Poet Yevtushenko dies

Poet Yevtushenko dies
By Euronews

Tributes are pouring in for the Russian poet who strove to liberate artistic expression from the shackles Soviet politics

Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko has died in the US aged 84 from a cardiac arrest.

He was the last of a wave of poets who came to prominence in the USSR in the 1960s. Yevtushenko championed greater freedom in artistic and literary expression, helping to bring about a move from political to aesthetic forms in post-Stalin Russia.

Perhaps Yevtushenko’s most renowned offering was the taboo-breaking epic, Babi Yar.

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