Acclaimed Russian poet and writer whose works include I am Goya, Russian-American Romance, and A Shallow Paradise. He received the USSR State Prize in 1978.
He graduated from The Moscow Architectural Institute in 1957 with a degree in engineering; however, his childhood love of poetry led him to his true vocation.
He had a main belt asteroid, 3723 Voznesenskij --discovered in 1976 by Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh -- named after him.
He was outlived by his wife, Zoya Boguslavskaya.
His literary mentor was Doctor Zhivago author Boris Pasternak.