Lyudmila Alexeyeva, ‘Grandmother’ of Russia’s Human Rights Movement, Dies at 91

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Joseph Stalin and later joined the dissident movement typing up and distributing forbidden texts and co founding Russia's oldest human rights group. She was threatened with the rest and finally ended up emigrating to the US or she wrote about the dissident movement and became an American citizen after the fall of the Soviet Union Alekseeva returned to Russia to continue her human rights work Russian President, Vladimir Putin often the. Target of criticism personally visited her with a bottle of champagne on her ninetieth birthday and honored her with a government award last year. Lucian Kim NPR news Moscow. This is NPR support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Robert Wood Johnson foundation, working to build a culture of health that ensures everyone in America has a fair and just opportunity for health and wellbeing. More at our W J, F dot ORG. December

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