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Death date: 26.08.2006
Silva Kaputikyan was a 20th century prominent Armenian poet, writer, academian and public activist.
She was awarded by the "Renowned Master of Arts" Armenian SSR (1970) and "Renowned Worker of Arts" Georgian SSR (1980) official titles, State prizes of USSR (1952) and Armenian SSR (1988), "Nosside" Italian prize, ordens of St. Mesrop Mashtots (Armenia) and "Knyaginia Olga" (Ukraine). She was a member of International PEN.
In February 1988, during a reception in Kremlin, Mikhail Gorbachev said that he and his wife, Raisa, greatly admired Kaputikyan's poetry. She appeared as herself in the 1992 documentary "Parajanov: The Last Spring", about Sergei Parajanov, a legendary film-maker of Armenian descent who was persecuted by Soviet authorities.
Born to parents that were originally from Van, she lived in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, her entire life, and died there of a stroke, aged 87. Her works were translated by Bulat Okudjava, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Bella Akhmadulina, Desanka Maksimoviæ and others.
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