Voinovich will be remembered as a writer with an active civil position, said Medina

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Pytlewski Voinovich. Archival photoVoinovich will be remembered as a writer with an active civil position, said Medina© RIA Novosti / Ilya Pitalev

Vladimir Voinovich will be remembered by the Russians as a writer of generous talent, the author of the lines of favorite songs, a person is active and responsible citizenship, says the telegram on behalf of the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky.

Writer Vladimir Voinovich died of a heart attack on 86-m to year of life, in the night of Saturday, said the journalist Victor Davydov and writer Viktor Shenderovich in Facebook.

«Vladimir will be remembered to Russians by the generous writer of talent, author of the lines of favorite songs, a man of active and responsible citizenship. His work is always sharp slice of reality, masterfully transferred to a lively and engaging language,» says the telegram on behalf of the Minister.

Medina also noted the contribution Voinovich in promoting the values of freedom of speech, development of the principles of equality, mutual understanding and social harmony in Russia.

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».

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