Eduard Asadov

(1923 - 2004 / Merv, Turkestan)

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Eduard Arkadyevich Asadov (September 7, 1923 – April 21, 2004) was a Russian poet and writer of Armenian origin.

Born in the town of Merv, Turkestan ASSR, to Armenian family. Both parents were teachers. Father (born 1898) fought Dashnaks in the Caucasus during the Civil War. After his father's death in 1929, Eduard and his mother moved to Sverdlovsk to her father Ivan Kalustovich Kurdov. At the age of 8 Eduard composed his first poem, then entered the Pioneers' Organization and, later, Komsomol. Since 1939 he resides in Miscow, studies at school No.38 and finishes it in 1941. A week after graduation party Great Patriotic War bursted out. Asadov went to the front as a volunteer. As... more »

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The Cranky Girl

Ones call her the girl that is cranky in whole,
And wave with their fingers around their heads,
The others - the princess and arrogant soul,
And thirds - the blue stocking with aberrant trends.

Just look at the birds - in the pairs all they roam,
Each soul strives for the another one.
Boys always take girls from night movies at home,
And only she always alone is gone.

Winters and springs, in a chain strong and active -
Link after link - such decisively go…
Her former girlfriends, often much less ...

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