Who Is Alexei Tsvetkov? What Happened To Alexei Tsvetkov?

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Who Is Alexei Tsvetkov? What Happened To Alexei Tsvetkov?

Alexei Tsvetkov is a Russian-language poet, translator, and essayist. He was born Alexei Petrovich Tsvetkov on February 2, 1947, in Ivano-Frankivsk (formerly Stanislaviv), Ukraine, and grew up in Zaporizhia.

He studied chemistry at the Odessa University, from 1965 to 1968and journalism from 1971to 1974 at the Moscow State University, and founded the unofficial group of poets Moscow Time. Not only that but he was arrested and deported from Moscow but emigrated to the United States of America in 1975 where he continued his academics, eventually graduating with a Ph.D.

Alexei Tsvetkov

Tsvetkov taught Russian language and literature at Dickinson College, Pennsylvania, and worked as an international broadcaster at the Voice of America radio station. He worked at the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty too, anchoring Russian Service programs The Seventh Continent and The Atlantic Diary.

Alexei went on a long break but returned to poetry in 2004. Making it a 17-year break. Upon his return, he wrote quite numerous poems and even had a book of poetry. He also wrote a few essays and published some of his works in the English language. In 2007, he was awarded the Andrei Bely prize for poetry.

What Happened To Alexei Tsvetkov?

Alexei Tsvetkov died. He was 75years old.

For many years, Tsvetkov lived and worked as a freelance writer based in New York City. He has since 2018 lived in Bat Yam, Israel until his death on 12 May 2022. He died at a hospital.

The cause of death is not immediately clear, but last week, Alexei announced on social media that he was hospitalized with a fever and pneumonia-like symptoms.

He was the author of 10 books of poetry and translated Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Alexei Tsvetkov was a strong critic of Russia’s invasion of his native Ukraine.

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