|Born||Sirvard Barunaki Kaputikyan
20 January 1919
Yerevan, Democratic Republic of Armenia
|Died||25 August 2006 (aged 87)
Yerevan, Republic of Armenia
Sirvard Barunaki "Silva" Kaputikyan (Armenian: Սիլվա Կապուտիկյան) (20 January 1919, Yerevan, Democratic Republic of Armenia – 25 August 2006, Yerevan, Armenia) was a 20th-century prominent Armenian poet, writer, academian and public activist.
Born to parents that were originally from Van, she lived in Yerevan, the Armenian capital, her entire life, and died there of a stroke, aged 87. Her works were translated by Bulat Okudjava, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Bella Akhmadulina, Desanka Maksimović and others.
She was awarded the "Renowned Master of Arts" Armenian SSR (1970) and "Renowned Worker of Arts" Georgian SSR (1980) official titles, State prizes of USSR (1952) and Armenian SSR (1988), "Nosside" Italian prize, orders of St. Mesrop Mashtots (Armenia) and "Knyaginia Olga" (Ukraine). She was a member of International PEN.
- With the days (1945)
- My intimates (1953)
- Candid conversation (1955)
- Bon Voyage (1957)
- Midway Reflections (1961)
- Seven Stations (1966)
- My Page (1968)
- Toward the Mountain's Depths (1972)
- Lilith (1981)
- Winter is coming (1983)
- P. Ramet, Sabrina. Religion and nationalism in Soviet and East European politics. Duke University Press. p. 189.
- "A Test of Change Explodes in Soviet Union" by F. Barringer and B. Keller, The New York Times, March 11, 1988
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