The message reads, in part:
“We have lost an outstanding poet whose works so deeply infused with philosophy and lyricism made our world better and brighter. She was truly one of the finest representatives of the 1960s generation and became the symbol for millions at that time. Her work has long since joined the classics of Russian literature. Her death is an irreplaceable loss for our country and for all who love and value poetry.”
Bella Akhmadulina passed away in Moscow on November 29, 2010, at the age of 73.