In Moscow at the age of 73 years died Bella Ahmadulina. Together with Andrei Voznesensky, Robert Rozhdestvensky, poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko was part of a cohort of protest, "sixties", which were going to listen to the whole stadiums. What place in the life and work of Ahmadulina occupied Belarus?
In 1985 in Minsk went out the next annual anthology of literature of the peoples of the USSR "Brotherhood." It was published poetry in translation Bella Ahmadulina national poet of Belarus Gregory Baradulin. Uncle Gregory does not hide his sympathy for Ahmadulina and sad to hear the news:
"Oh, God … Of course, I was familiar with it, was in my translation … It is a selection of poems was very graceful and as a poet and as a woman. It was a personality in every way, so it has attracted everyone — both as a person and as a creator. It was an extremely bright figure in Russian literature, especially with regard to the same cohort, "sixties" — Yevtushenko, Voznesensky, Ahmadulina. Very sad news, but it will be cherished memory. "
Along with her first husband Yevgeny Yevtushenko and Andrei Voznesensky, who died in This year, June 1, Ahmadulina considered "the poet of pop." Their public readings collected not only a full house, but full stadiums. Those times recalls the poet Gennady Buraukin:
"For us, the so-called" sixties ", the All-Union, as they said, poetry were four people who were walking together, are not myslilisya without each other: Andrei Voznesensky, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Robert Rozhdestvensky and Bella Ahmadulina (Okujava still stood a little side, as he was older). bitter, it was relentless time and is still with us. Died Robert, most recently Andrew, and now — sweet, talented, thin, beautiful Bella. With this outstanding company was one Eugene Yevtushenko … Bella was the favorite no matter what someone had political or other opinion, as those who loved the new poetry, or modern or traditional. Indeed, it was clearly gifted by God. Even then, as she read her poetry, it was like a voice from the sky. Among other things, she was a very nice woman, girl. Some, perhaps unusual, but sublime, trembling, and this attracted the attention not only of those who loved poetry, and those who just could not help but to love the beautiful, beautiful women. "
Bella had a clear Ahmadulina citizenship. It was printed in the samizdat journal "Syntax" and uncensored anthology "Metropol" in its support of intellectuals who were persecuted Soviet authorities — Andrei Sakharov, Vladimir Voinovich, Leo Kopeleva, George Vladimava. Her statement in defense intellectuals published in the "New York Times", broadcast on "Freedom" and "Voice of America". At a later date, says Gennady Buraukin, Ahmadulina was partial and the fate of Belarus:
"Bella was friends with Belarus, Belarus liked. It is highly appreciated Vasil Bykov, known and treated with great sympathy to the creation of Gregory Baradulin, Anatoly Vertinskii. We met her in Moscow on literary events, she was my guest, when I worked in New York York Representative of Belarus to the United Nations. And when she came back with Boris Mesereram — an outstanding artist and her devoted husband — we are always met. And she really wanted us to have everything was fine. Bella among other prominent persons Russia signed the letters, appeals to Democracy in Belarus, the Belarusian defense of her culture … I will be sorely missed, and I thank her for what she liked, with the attention and treated with great interest to me. "
Among other things, in January 1997, she, along with trynatstsatstsyu other Russian cultural figures signed a letter in defense of the poet Slavomir Adamovich, sitting in jail for a poem, "Kill the President!"
Bella Ahmadulina entered the Literary Institute immediately after school. Her abilities were evident, and soon the first poems began to appear in newspapers and even the thick journals. In 1959 has been received and the first political experience: Akhmadulina expelled from the institute for refusing to participate in the persecution of Boris Pasternak. However, eventually restored and was even given the opportunity to defend a diploma as "excellent." After Khrushchev thaw poet poetry collections were censored and had to use the services of an emigre publishing "Seeding". The assets Ahmadulina — more than 200 books, including translations of Georgian, Armenian, Abkhaz, European and American poets.