Famous Russian poetess Kazakova dies in Moscow

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Moscow, May 20 (UNI) Famous Russian poetess Rimma Kazakova passed away at a prestigious sanatorium here.

She passed away yesterday at the age of 76. Her death was instantaneous.

Kazakova had been on vacation at the "Perkhushkovo" sanatorium west of Moscow, where she was to undergo a course of treatment, a source from the Union of Writers of Moscow told Itar-Tass news agency.

Kazakova had been first secretary of the Writers' Union Board since the end of the 1990s.

She was born in Sevastopol on the Black Sea coast on January 27, 1932. Her first verses were published in 1955. In 1958, she published her first book of verses titled "Meet each other in the East." Since the 1960s Kazakova lived in Moscow. She enjoyed popularity in Russia as the author of many books of poetry based on the best traditions of Russian folklore, romance and lyrics of the 20th century.

Verses to beautiful songs such as Madonna, Wedding Music, You Love Me and others to music by maestro Igor Krutoi in the presentation oftThe best singer of romantic and love songs of the end of the 1990s, Alexander Serov, earned the poetess great fame and popularity in Russia.

Kazakova was also a translator of poetry from languages spoken in Russia's south, the Lithuanian, Tajik and other languages.

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