Valentin Rasputin
 


 

Age: 77



Summary: Russian writer considered as a prominent member of a literary movement in the 1960's and 1970's known as Village Prose that focused on peasants in the Soviet Union who was a supporter of Russian president Vladimir Putin and had pushed for members of the Pussy Riot feminist punk rock group to be jailed for their anti-Putin protest inside Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior in 2012, but who also had publicly expressed support for Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014.




Cause of Death: Undisclosed illness



Born: March 15, 1937


 
Died: March 14, 2015



Location:
Moscow, Russia