Volodymyr Ivasyuk

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Volodymyr Ivasyuk
Birth nameVolodymyr Mykhailovych Ivasyuk
Born(1949-03-04)March 4, 1949
Kitsman, Chernivtsi oblast, Ukraine
OriginLviv, Ukraine
Died18 May 1979(1979-05-18) (aged 30)
Occupation(s)songwriter, composer and poet
Years active1970-1979

Volodymyr Mykhailovych Ivasyuk (March 4, 1949 – May 18, 1979) - was an iconic Ukrainian songwriter, composer and poet. He is the author and composer of the widely popular song "Chervona Ruta" popularized by Sofia Rotaru in 1971, and later covered by other singers.

Ivasyuk was born in the city of Kitsman, Chernivtsi Oblast, on March 4, 1949. His father Mykhaylo Ivasyuk was a well-known writer from Bukovyna.

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