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Russian Poet Yevtushenko Will Be Buried in Moscow, His Wife Says

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Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. File photo - Sputnik International
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Renowned Russian poet Evgeny Yevtushenko, who passed away in the United States on Saturday, will be buried in Moscow, poet’s wife Maria Novikova told Sputnik.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Famous Russian poet Evgeny Yevtushenko, who died in the United States at the age of 84, will be buried in Moscow but the exact date of the funeral is unknown, Novikova said.

“He wanted to be buried at the cemetery in Peredelkino [southwestern Moscow]. The date is not determined yet, I do not know how much time it will take to fulfill all procedures,” Novikova said.

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On Saturday, Novikova told Sputnik that Yevtushenko, who had been admitted to hospital in a critical condition on Friday, died after cardiac arrest.

Yevtushenko was a well-known Soviet and Russian poet, as well as novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, publisher, actor and editor. In 1991, the poet with his family moved to the United States.

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