After a severe course of coronavirus infection, on October 4, the outstanding writer Levon Voskanovich Adyan died in the hospital at the age of 82. The Armenian community of St. Petersburg, where he lived for more than 20 years, and a lot of the writer’s readers these days mourn and condole.
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Levon Voskanovich Adyan is a writer, publicist, public figure. Born on August 3, 1940 in the village of Chldran, Martakert region of Artsakh. For many years he has been working as the head of the prose department of the magazine ‘Grakan Adrbejan’ (‘Literary Azerbaijan’), then – the head of other departments, editor-in-chief.
He was the deputy chairman of the Armenian section of the Union of Writers of the Azerbaijan SSR and a member of the editorial board of the Press Committee of the Azerbaijan SSR, the editor-in-chief of the regional newspaper ‘Armenian Vestnik’ in the North Caucasus.
Author of more than forty own and translated books of prose: ‘On the road of life’, ‘Far in the mountains’, ‘People of my land’, ‘Lost poplars’, ‘Autumn cold’, ‘River roars in the gorge’, ‘The Forgotten Song’, ‘Into Your Circle’, ‘The Distant Shore’, ‘Evening Dusk’, etc. A number of his books have been published in translation into other languages.
After the tragic events in Baku, he lived in Leningrad, Pyatigorsk, Sochi, and then – in St. Petersburg.
Since 1970, he has been a member of the Union of Writers of the USSR, as well as the Union of Writers of Armenia, Artsakh, Russia and the Union of Armenian Writers of the USA. In August 2020, by decree of the President of the Republic of Artsakh, he was awarded the medal ‘Vachagan the Pious’ for his contribution to the field of literature and in connection with his 80th birthday.
October 09, 2021 with the assistance of the Charitable Foundation ‘Our Duty’, the Armenian community of St. Petersburg, in the presence of relatives, friends and acquaintances, a farewell to Levon Voskanovich took place. And in the Church of the Holy Resurrection at the Armenian cemetery in St. Petersburg, the vicar of the head of the Russian and New Nakhichevan diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church for St. Petersburg and the North-Western region, hieromonk Poghos Vardanyan, held funeral service.