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Featured Article: Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Yevgeny Yevtushenko in 2009
Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko (July 18, 1933 - April 1, 2017) was a Russian poet. He also directed several films. Before the appearance of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Andrei Sakharov, and the dissident movement in Russia, Yevtushenko, through his poetry, was the first voice to speak out against Stalinism. His most famous poem Babi Yar addressed a taboo subject, the Soviet reluctance to officially address the Nazi massacre of Jews in Kiev in 1941.