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Silva Kaputikyan  

Sirvard Barunaki "Silva" Kaputikyan (Սիլվա Կապուտիկյան) (20 January 1919, Yerevan, Democratic Republic of Armenia, Soviet Union – 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. 

In February 1988, during a reception in the Kremlin, Mikhail Gorbachev said that he and his wife, Raisa, greatly admired Kaputikyan's poetry.

Kaputikyan appeared as herself in the 1992 documentary, Parajanov: The Last Spring, about Sergei Parajanov, a film-maker of Armenian descent who was persecuted by the Soviet authorities.


Selected works

  • 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)