Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn ( ; born December 11, 1918) is a Russian novelist, dramatist and historian. He was responsible for thrusting awareness of the Gulag on the world. ...more on Wikipedia about "Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn"
Alexander Sergeyevich Esenin-Volpin ( Russian: Александр Сергеевич Есенин-Вольпин; born on May 12, 1924) is a prominent Russian American mathematician. In the former Soviet Union, he was a notable dissident, political prisoner and poet. Volpin was a leader of the human rights movement and he spent total of fourteen years incarcerated and repressed by the Soviet authorities in prisons, psikhushkas and exile. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alexander Esenin-Volpin"
Alexander (Alik) Ilyich Ginzburg ( ; November 21, 1936 Moscow – July 19, 2002 Paris), was a Russian journalist, poet, human rights activist and dissident. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alexander Ginzburg"
Andrei Alekseevich Amalrik Андрей Алексеевич Амальрик ( May 12 1938 Moscow - November 12 1980), alternatively spelled Andrei or Andrey, was a Russian writer and dissident. ...more on Wikipedia about "Andrei Amalrik"
Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov ( , May 21 1921 – December 14 1989), was an eminent Soviet nuclear physicist, dissident and human rights activist. Sakharov was an advocate of civil liberties and reforms in the Soviet Union. ...more on Wikipedia about "Andrei Sakharov"
Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky ( Russian language: Андрей Донатович Синявский) ( 1925 - 1997) ...more on Wikipedia about "Andrei Sinyavsky"
Anti-communism is the opposition to communist ideology, organization, or government, on either an ideological or pragmatic basis. Anti-communism is a catch-all phrase which defines any opposition to communism as a philosophical basis for a political and social alliance. ...more on Wikipedia about "Anti-communism"
The Bulldozer Exhibition ( ) was an unofficial art exhibition on a vacant lot in Belyaevo urban forest by Moscow avant-garde artists on 15 September 1974. The exhibition was forcefully broken-up by a large police force that included bulldozers and water cannons, hence the name. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bulldozer Exhibition"
Dymshits-Kuznetsov aircraft hijacking affair ( Russian language: Ленинградское самолётное дело or Дело группы Дымшица-Кузнецова) was an attempt to hijack a civilian aircraft on May 15, 1970 by a group of Soviet refuseniks in order to escape to the West. Even though the attempt was unsuccessful, this was a notable event in the course of the Cold War because it drew international attention to human rights violations in the USSR and resulted in temporary loosening of emigration restrictions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dymshits-Kuznetsov hijacking affair"
Eduard Kuznetsov ( Russian language: Эдуард Кузнецов; born in Moscow, 1939) is a Jewish Soviet dissident, human rights activist, and writer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Eduard Kuznetsov"
Ekaterina Pavlovna Peshkova nee Volzhina ( , 1887- 1965) was a Russian human rights activist and humanitarian, first wife of Maxim Gorky. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ekaterina Peshkova"
Georgy Petrovich Vins ; August 4, 1928 Blagoveshchensk, Soviet Union - January 11, 1998 Elkhart, Indiana) was a Russian Baptist pastor persecuted by the Soviet authorities for his involvement in a network of independent Baptist churches. He was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1979 with a group of other dissidents, Alexander Ginzburg, Eduard Kuznetsov, Mark Dymshits and Valentin Moroz. ...more on Wikipedia about "Georgy Vins"
The Gratitude Fund describes itself as "a non-profit organization which was created to provide assistance to the forgotten heroes and veterans of the active struggle for freedom and human rights in the former USSR such as ex- political prisoners, who were imprisoned for many years, and to the families of those dissidents who perished in the Soviet prisons." ...more on Wikipedia about "Gratitude Fund"
Igor Rostislavovich Shafarevich (Игорь Ростиславович Шафаревич: born 3 June 1923 in Zhytomyr) is a Russian mathematician, founder of the major school of algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry in the USSR. He was also an important dissident figure under the Soviet regime, a public supporter of Andrei Sakharov's Human Rights Committee from 1970. He is identified too with the criticisms of Alexandr Solzhenitsyn not only of Soviet government and communism, but also of proposed liberal ideas for the future of Russia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Igor Shafarevich"
Joseph Brodsky ( May 24, 1940 – January 28, 1996), born Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky ( ) was a poet and essayist who won the Nobel Prize in Literature ( 1987) and was chosen Poet Laureate of the United States ( 1991- 1992). ...more on Wikipedia about "Joseph Brodsky"
Larisa Iosifovna Bogoraz (full name: Larisa Iosifovna Bogoraz-Brukhman (Bogoraz was her father's last name, Brukhman her mother's), Russian language: Лариса Иосифовна Богораз-Брухман; August 8, 1929 - April 6, 2004) was a dissident in the Soviet Union. ...more on Wikipedia about "Larisa Bogoraz"
Lev Kopelev ( Russian: Лев Зиновьевич Копелев, German spelling Lew Kopelew: April 9, 1912 - June 18, 1997) was a Soviet Russian author and a dissident. ...more on Wikipedia about "Lev Kopelev"
Merab Kostava ( May 26, 1939– October 13, 1989) was a Georgian dissident, musician and poet; one of the leaders of the National-Liberation movement in Georgia. He was born in 1939 in Tbilisi (capital of the Republic of Georgia). ...more on Wikipedia about "Merab Kostava"
Mustafa Jemilev (Dzhemilev, Cemilev), also known as Mustafa Abdülcemil Kırımoğlu/Qırımoğlu is Chairman of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis and a member of the Ukrainian Parliament. He is a recognized leader of the Crimean Tatar National Movement and a former Soviet dissident. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mustafa Abdulcemil Kirimoglu"
Nadezhda Yakovlevna Mandelstam ( , nee Hazin; October 18, 1899 — December 29, 1980) was a Russian writer and a wife of poet Osip Mandelstam. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nadezhda Mandelstam"
Natan Sharansky ( Hebrew: נתן שרנסקי, Russian: Натан Борисович Щаранский; born January 20, 1948) is a notable former Soviet dissident, anticommunist, Zionist, Israeli politician and writer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Natan Sharansky" Be happy with http://www.shortopedia.com
Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam (also spelled Mandelshtam) ( Russian: О́сип Эми́льевич Мандельшта́м) ( – December 27, 1938) was a Russian poet and essayist, one of the foremost members of the Acmeist school of poets. ...more on Wikipedia about "Osip Mandelstam"
Pyotr Grigoryevich Grigorenko, alternative Petro Hryhorenko ( Russian: Петр Григоренко) ( 1907- 1987) is a former Major General of the Soviet Army and prominent Soviet human right activist, a dissident and a writer. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pyotr Grigorenko"
Roi Aleksandrovich Medvedev ( Russian: Рой Александрович Медведев; born November 14, 1925) a Russian historian, was born in Tbilisi, Georgia and graduated from Leningrad University. ...more on Wikipedia about "Roi Medvedev"
Sergei Adamovich Kovalev ( ) (born March 2, 1930) is a notable dissident and political prisoner in the former Soviet Union, and a human rights activist and politician in post-Soviet Russia. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sergei Kovalev"
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