«Man is always and everywhere». In Russia grieve on Vladimir Voinovich

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codecoverage in fotomonster Vladimir Voinovich. Archival photo«Man is always and everywhere». In Russia grieve on Vladimir Voinovich© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codiscovered the image Bank

Writer Vladimir Voinovich had a special vision of history, will be equally interesting to work in different genres and had its clear position. About it RIA Novosti was told by friends of the late writer.

Voinovich passed away from a heart attack in the night on Saturday. He was 85 years old.

«Voinovich is a page in the history of literature. He had his views and his attitude to history…. Voinovich did not rewrite history, and tried to look at it from a new angle,» said Chairman of the Union of writers of Russia Nikolai Ivanov.

Literary critic Igor Volgin called the writer a friendly and open person, he sensitively responds to all social difficulties.

«I knew Voinovich personally for many years, he was friendly, open person, very reactive to life, absolutely indifferent. Social difficulties he perceived as their own. In this respect it was helpful, many loved him… Voinovich politically has always stuck to his line, he was not in the General dissident choir,» he said.

The condolences expressed to the singer Veronika Dolina and philologist Oleg Lekmanov.

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Voinovich, novelist, playwright and poet. Wrote such novels as «the Trilogy about the soldier Ivan Chonkin», «Moscow 2042» and «Portrait on the background of the world.» The winner of the award «Triumph» and the state prize of the Russian Federation for the book «Monumental propaganda».