Rimma Kazakova

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Rimma Kazakova
Born(1932-01-27)27 January 1932
Sevastopol, Soviet Union
Died19 May 2008(2008-05-19) (aged 76)
Perkhushkovo, Odintsovo District of Moscow Oblast, Russia
Resting place Vagankovo Cemetery
Alma mater Leningrad State University

Rimma Fyodorovna Kazakova (Russian : Ри́мма Фёдоровна Казако́ва; 27 January 1932 – 19 May 2008) was a Soviet/Russian poet. She was known for writing many popular songs of the Soviet era.



Kazakova was born in Sevastopol, Soviet Union. 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, Odintsovo District of Moscow Oblast, Russia on 19 May 2008. She was buried on 22 May 2008 at Vagankovo Cemetery in Moscow.

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  1. Писатели требуют от правительства решительных действий. Izvestia (in Russian). 5 October 1993. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2011.