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Olga Sedakova (poet)

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Name  Olga Sedakova

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Olga Alexandrovna Sedakova (Russian: Ольга Александровна Седакова; 26 December 1949 in Moscow) is a Russian poet and translator. She has been described as "one of the best confessional Christian poets writing in Russian today".


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Sedakova was born in Moscow and graduated from Moscow State University (faculty of philology) in 1973. Subsequently, she went to graduate school. In 1985, she obtained a degree of Candidate of Sciences (philology). She befriended Venedikt Yerofeyev and kept the manuscript of Moscow-Petushki in her house.

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A deeply religious person, Sedakova started writing poetry in 1960. The Christian subject matter made her Neoclassical works unpublishable in the Soviet Union until 1989. As of 2014, she has authored seven books of poetry. Her poems were translated into a number of languages including English, French, German, and Italian.

It was through her mentor Sergei Averintsev that Sedakova became involved in the ecumenist movement. She is known to have exchanged poetry collections with John Paul II who presented the inaugural Vladimir Solovyov Prize to her (1998). She also criticised the Russian Orthodox Church for taking an intolerant stance on other forms of Christian faith.

Sedakova is the recipient of several major literary prizes, including Andrei Bely Prize (1983), European Prize in Poetry (1995), and Solzhenitsyn Prize (2001).

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