I met Lyudmila Alexeyeva briefly in New York around 1985. We had a great rapport: both graduated from Moscow State University, both had to flee from the USSR. I was a defector, but she warmly took me under the wing of human rights. She new that a huge majority of Soviet defectors had no secrets to betray, they just wanted to keep their integrity intact. Eternal Briss, my dear friend Lyudmila! Vladislav Krasnov
Russian human rights champion Lyudmila Alexeyeva dies
By Robert Hackwill • 09/12/2018
A leading Russian rights activist and former Soviet dissident has died at the age of 91.
Lyudmila Alexeyeva passed away in a Moscow hospital after a long illness.
Born Lyudmila Mikhaylovna Alexeyeva
20 July 1927
Yevpatoria, Crimea, Soviet Union
Died 8 December 2018 (aged 91)
Citizenship Soviet Union (1927–1977)
United States (1982–2018)
Lyudmila Mikhaylovna Alexeyeva (Russian: Людми́ла Миха́йловна Алексе́ева,20 July 1927 – 8 December 2018) was a Russian historian and human rights activist who was a founding member of the Moscow Helsinki Watch Group,and one of the last Soviet dissidents active in modern Russia.
In April 1968, Alexeyeva was expelled from the Communist Party and fired from her job at the publishing house. Nonetheless, she continued her activities in defense of human rights. From 1968 to 1972 she worked clandestinely as a typist for the first underground bulletin The Chronicle of Current Events devoted to human rights violations in the USSR.
In February 1977, Alexeyeva fled from the USSR to the United States following a crackdown against members of The Chronicle by Soviet authorities. In the US Alexeyeva continued to advocate for human rights improvements in Russia and worked on a freelance basis for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America. She became a US citizen in 1982. She wrote regularly on the Soviet dissident movement for both English and Russian language publications in the US and elsewhere, and in 1985 she published the first comprehensive monograph on the history of the movement, Soviet Dissent (Wesleyan University Press).
Людмила Алексеева будет похоронена в Вашингтоне
Дата похорон станет известна позднее
МОСКВА, 11 декабря 2018, 17:16 — REGNUM Российская правозащитница Людмила Алексеева будет похоронена в США — там же, где и другие члены её семьи. Об этом 11 декабря сообщил агентству «Москва» её сын, профессор Университета Индианы в Блумингтоне Михаил Алексеев.
«Здесь, в Москве, состоялось прощание, а похороны пройдут на кладбище церкви Сент-Джон в Вашингтоне. Там похоронены её мама, муж и старший сын», — сообщил Алексеев.
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W George Krasnow (http://wiki-org.ru/wiki/Краснов,_Владислав_Георгиевич)
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