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Posted 14 June 2007 - 02:03 AM

Silva Kaputikyan, (Սիլվա Կապուտիկյան) born January 20, 1919, died August 25, 2006.

Armenian poetess, orator, academician

Silva Kaputikian was born in Yerevan. She graduated from the YSU's Philological Department and then from Moscow's Gorki Literature Institute. She was also an Academician of RA National Academy of Science and member of the Union of Writers of Armenia. She served as a deputy of the Supreme Council of the Armenian SSR in 1975-1980.

The first collection of her poems was published in 1944/1945?. In all, she published 60 collections in Armenian, Russian and other languages.

Silva Kaputikian won of a number of literary awards. In 1998 Cambridge International Geographic Institute awarded her the title of "Woman of the Year". She was also rewarded with the Nosside International Prize in Rome in 1989.

By RA Prime Minister Andranik Margarian's decree, a governmental commission headed by the RA Prime Minister was created on the occasion of the poetess' death. S.Kaputikian's burial procession will take place in the pantheon of Yerevan's Komitas park.

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