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In this Aug. 14, 1997 file photo Rusia's first President Boris Yeltsin kisses a hand of poet Bella Akhmadulina after awarding her with a medal in the Kremlin in Moscow. The Moscow Writers Union said Monday Nov 29 2010  that Bella Akhmadulina, one of the most popular poets of the Soviet era, has died at age 73. In the 1960s Akhmadulina and other poets of her generation drew audiences of thousands striving for intellectual freedom in a brief thaw that followed Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's death. (AP Photo/Yuri Kadobnov, file)
Photo by: Yuri Kadobnov
In this Aug. 14, 1997 file photo Rusia's first President Boris Yeltsin kisses a hand of poet Bella Akhmadulina after awarding her with a medal in the Kremlin in Moscow. The Moscow Writers Union said Monday Nov 29 2010 that Bella Akhmadulina, one of the most popular poets of the Soviet era, has died at age 73. In the 1960s Akhmadulina and other poets of her generation drew audiences of thousands striving for intellectual freedom in a brief thaw that followed Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's death. (AP Photo/Yuri Kadobnov, file)

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