Died the author of the song “City of gold” the poet Anri Volokhonsky

Умер автор песни "Город золотой" поэт Анри Волохонский

On the night of 8 April at the age of 81 died, the poet Henri Volokhonsky. As reported by friends of the poet, he died in his sleep, reports the website of the “Cursor”.

Anri Volokhonsky was born March 19, 1936 in Leningrad. He graduated from the Leningrad chemical-pharmaceutical Institute, Institute of fisheries of the lake.

At the end of 1973 Anri Volokhonsky received permission to travel abroad, lived from 31 December 1973 in Israel. In the fall of 1985 he moved to Munich, where until August 1995 he worked as a news editor at “Radio Liberty”, and then moved to tübingen.

From the works of Henri volkonskogo best known poem “Paradise” (“Above the blue sky…”), written to music by Vladimir Vavilov and subsequently executed by Alexey Khvostenko, and then Boris Grebenshikov in the film “AssA”.

Recall the funeral of the poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko suffered on April 12.

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