Memorial Service Held For Russian Poet, TU Professor Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Wednesday, April 5th 2017, 4:50 pm
By: News On 6

A memorial service for acclaimed Russian Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who also taught at the University of Tulsa, was held Wednesday at TU’s Lorton Performance Center.

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Yevtushenko came to Tulsa in 1992 to teach at TU.

His poetry inspired young Russians to stand together against anti-Semitism and Josef Stalin during the Cold War.

Yevtushenko was 84 years old when he died.

His state funeral will be next week in Moscow.