The author of the words «Farewell of Slav» Arkady Fedotov

© Photo : news Agency AmurMedia / V. Ushakova, singer-songwriter Arkady FedotovThe author of the words «Farewell of Slav» Arkady Fedotov© Photo : news Agency AmurMedia / V. Ushakov

Dead poet Arkady Fedotov, who wrote words to the melody of the March «Farewell of Slav», reported on the website of the Ministry of culture of the Khabarovsk Krai.

Fedotov was 88 years old.

«His poems became a song «Over the Amur white sail», will long remain in the hearts of the inhabitants of Khabarovsk and the Khabarovsk Krai», — stated in the message.

Fedotov wrote the lyrics to the music of far Eastern composers and have become famous thanks to the text of the March «Farewell of Slav». In addition, dedicated to the 110th anniversary of Khabarovsk song «the noise gray-haired Cupid» written Fedotov co-authored with Matthew Zhuravlev, entered the Golden Fund of local radio and television.

The first book of poems «rosemary’s Time» was published in 1991. Six years later, Fedotov became a member of the Union of Russian writers.

Farewell to the poet will take place on 26 November.