Rimma Kazakova

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Rimma Kazakova
Born (1932-01-27)January 27, 1932
Sevastopol, Soviet Union
Died May 19, 2008(2008-05-19) (aged 76)
Perkhushkovo, Odintsovo District of Moscow Oblast, Russia
Resting place Vagankovo Cemetery
Occupation Poet
Nationality Russian
Alma mater Leningrad State University
Period 1950s–2000s
Genre Poetry

Rimma Fyodorovna Kazakova (Russian: Ри́мма Фёдоровна Казако́ва, January 27, 1932, Sevastopol, Soviet Union — May 19, 2008, Perkhushkovo, Odintsovo District of Moscow Oblast, Russia) was a Soviet/Russian poet. She was known as an author of many popular songs of the Soviet era.


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 on May 19, 2008 at 1pm. She was buried on May 22, 2008 at Vagankovo Cemetery in Moscow.

Notable works

  • There, where you are «Там, где ты»
  • Verses / «Стихи»
  • Fridays / «Пятницы»
  • In Taiga Nobody Cries / «В тайге не плачут»
  • Fir-trees Green / «Елки зеленые»
  • Snow Babe / «Снежная баба»
  • I Remember / «Помню»
  • On White / «Набело»
  • Country named Love / «Страна Любовь»
  • Touchstone / «Пробный камень»
  • Out of Mind / «Сойди с холма»
  • Plot of Hope / «Сюжет надежды».

Honours and awards


  1. Писатели требуют от правительства решительных действий. Izvestia (in русский). 5 October 1993. Retrieved 21 August 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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