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Olesya Nikolaeva won the Russian national prize "The Poet"

April 13 2006

Winner of Russian National Prize "The Poet" announced today in Moscow.

Poet and novelist Olesya Nikolaeva, born in 1955, the author of several novels and collections of poems was awarded the decision of the jury size of 50 thousand dollars.

The relationship of religion and culture is dedicated to a number of her books.

"This is one of the best poets of current times", - said at a press conference, Chairman of the Jury Prize winner "The Poet" 2005 Alexander Kushner.

Chief Editor of "The Banner", a jury member Sergei Chuprinin reported that this year the jury discussed the 10 contenders for the award, whose names should not be disclosed.

The name of the winner is determined by secret ballot, jury, consisting of members of the Board of Trustees of the Society for Encouragement of Russian poetry.

As a reward for the highest achievements in contemporary Russian poetry, awarded the Russian National Prize "The Poet". It can only get now living poets who write in Russian. Only one person can be repeatedly awarded the prize, according to Interfax

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