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Rimma Kazakova
Born (1932-01-27)27 January 1932
Sevastopol, Soviet Union
Died 19 May 2008(2008-05-19) (aged 76)
Perkhushkovo, Odintsovo District of Moscow Oblast, Russia
Place of burial Vagankovo Cemetery
Nationality Russian
Alma mater Leningrad State University
Occupation Poet

Rimma Fyodorovna Kazakova (Russian: Ри́мма Фёдоровна Казако́ва, 27 January 1932, Sevastopol, Soviet Union — 19 May 2008, Perkhushkovo, Odintsovo District of Moscow Oblast, Russia) was a Soviet/Russian poet. She was known as an author of many popular songs of the Soviet era.


She graduated from the history department of Leningrad State University. She worked as a lecturer in Khabarovsk.

Her first rhymes were reminiscent of Yevtushenko, Okudzhava, Voznesensky and Rozhdestvensky and were first published in 1955. Her first poetry collection, Let's Meet in the East («Встретимся на Востоке»), was published in 1958.

From 1959 until her death, she was a member of the USSR Union of Writers. She also held the position of First Secretary of the Moscow Union of Writers.

In October 1993, she signed the Letter of Forty-Two.[1]

She died suddenly at age 76 at a medical sanatorium near Perkhushkovo on 19 May 2008 at 1pm. She was buried on 22 May 2008 at Vagankovo Cemetery in Moscow.

Notable works

  • There, where you are «Там, где ты»
  • Verses / «Стихи»
  • Fridays / «Пятницы»
  • In Taiga Nobody Cries / «В тайге не плачут»
  • Fir-trees Green / «Елки зеленые»
  • Snow Babe / «Снежная баба»
  • I Remember / «Помню»
  • On White / «Набело»
  • Country named Love / «Страна Любовь»
  • Touchstone / «Пробный камень»
  • Out of Mind / «Сойди с холма»
  • Plot of Hope / «Сюжет надежды».

Honours and awards


See also

  • 1977 in poetry
  • List of Russian-language poets

External links

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