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Nina Iskrennko (1951-1995) was an influential poet of the Moscow New Wave in the 1980s, and a member of the unofficial Moscow club Poetry. Following the 1991 putsch, she became a member of the Russian Writers’ Union. She published three books of poetry in 1991, and her work appeared in many journals. In 1995 she received the Yeltsin Award for her poetry. 13 Less than half of her works had been published when she died of cancer at the age of 43.