Medvedev congratulated the writer Bitov 80th birthday

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in Photobacterium awarding of the literary prize Clear Balanandrei Bits on the ceremony of Yasna Polyana. Archival photoMedvedev congratulated the writer Bitov 80th birthday© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade the image Bank

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev congratulated the writer Andrey Bitov 80th birthday, calling him a man of rare intelligence and talent.

Classic Soviet and Russian literature Andrei Bitov said on Saturday 80 birthday.

«You, the famous writer, a man of rare intelligence and talent is rightly considered a modern classic. Novels, short stories, novels, essays, you have created, became a real event in the literature. And not only in Russia,» — said in a congratulatory telegram published Saturday on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.

The Prime Minister also added that the works of Bitov «fully reflect its author’s society».

«Striking in its depth, subtle philosophical observations, vivid imagery, unconventional Outlook on life. Your books are great love the thinking of readers, because in addition to the brilliant Russian language and fascinating stories, there are answers to the most important questions that concern the people,» – said Medvedev.