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Silva Kaputikyan

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Silva Kaputikyan

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 won by Kaputikyan during her career include:

Kaputikyan was also a member of International PEN.