Andrei Voznesensky (Андре́й Вознесе́нский) (1933-2010)

Death: 1st June 2010
Location: Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow, Russia

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Soviet and Russian poet and writer who had been referred to by Robert Lowell as "one of the greatest living poets in any language." 
Voznesensky was considered "one of the most daring writers of the Soviet era" but his style often led to regular criticism from his contemporaries and he was once threatened with expulsion by Nikita Khrushchev.
Some of his poetry was translated into English by W. H. Auden. Voznesenky's long-serving mentor and muse was Boris Pasternak.