Evgenii Evtushenko

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By most accounts Evgenii Aleksandrovich Evtushenko was born on 18 July 1933. However, according to some recent commentaries, he was born exactly one year earlier. The place of his birth is not in dispute – Zima, a small town situated on the Trans-Siberian railway north-west of Irkutsk. For Russians, being a Siberian, a “sibiriak”, has connotations of physical strength, straightforwardness, self-reliance and, above all, freedom.

Like many ethnic Russians living in Siberia, Evtushenko comes from varied stock. There is Russian, Belorussian, Ukrainian, Polish, Latvian and Tartar blood in the family. His surname, typically Ukrainian, comes from his mother’s family. His maternal …

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Citation:
Pursglove, Michael. "Evgenii Evtushenko". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 05 May 2005
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