Nikolay Rubtsov

Nikolay Mikhaylovich Rubtsov (Russian: Николай Михайлович Рубцов; 3 January 1936, Yemetsk, Northern Krai – 19 January 1971, Vologda) was a Russian poet.[1]

Memorial to Rubtsov

Rubtsov was killed on the night of 19 January 1971, at the age of 35, in his apartment, the result of a domestic dispute with an aspiring poet Lyudmyla Derbina. The judicial investigation established that the death was violent, occurred as a result of suffocation – mechanical asphyxia from squeezing the neck with her hands.[2][3]

Asteroid 4286 Rubtsov was named after him.


  1. ^ "Nikolay Rubtsov". Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Звёздные трагедии: загадки, судьбы и гибели". Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Журнал Игоря Панина — Побеседовал с Людмилой Дербиной". 13 January 2011.

External linksEdit