Silva Barunaki "Sirvard" Kaputikyan (Armenian: Սիլվա Կապուտիկյան, 20 January 1919 in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia - 25 August 2006, Yerevan) was a 20th century prominent Armenian poet, writer, academic, and public activist.
In February 1988, during a reception in Kremlin, Mikhail Gorbachev said that he and his wife, Raisa, greatly admired Kaputikyan's poetry. She appeared as herself in the 1992 documentary Parajanov: The Last Spring, about Sergei Paradjanov, a legendary film-maker of Armenian descent who was persecuted by Soviet authorities (Sayat Nova).
Awards[change | change source]
- Named "Renowned Master of Arts" by the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic (1971)
- Named "Renowned Worker of Arts" by the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic (1980)
- Received state prizes of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) (1952) and the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic (1988)
- Received the Nosside Italian prize
- Awarded Ordens of St. Mesrob Mashtots (in Yerevan, Armenia) and Knyaginia Olga
Kaputikyan was also a member of International PEN.[needs to be explained]