epa07218907 (FILE) - Lyudmila Alexeyeva, a veteran of a movement for human rights, takes part in a protest action to defend 31 articles of the Constitution, guaranteeing freedom of demonstrations, in Moscow, Russia, 31 March 2011 (reissued 09 December 2018). Russian human rights activist and Soviet-era dissident Lyudmila Alexeyeva has died at a hospital in Moscow on 08 December 2018 at the age of 91, media reported. EPA-EFE/MAXIM SHIPENKOV *** Local Caption *** 02663241

‘Repression makes you stronger’: Lyudmila Alexeyeva, grand dame of Russian human rights movement, dies at 91

  • She received death threats, was accused of spying for the West, interrogated by the Soviet KGB and forced into exile for 16 years
  • She came of age as a dissident in the late 1960s, spurred by the arrest of writers and other intellectuals under Brezhnev
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epa07218907 (FILE) - Lyudmila Alexeyeva, a veteran of a movement for human rights, takes part in a protest action to defend 31 articles of the Constitution, guaranteeing freedom of demonstrations, in Moscow, Russia, 31 March 2011 (reissued 09 December 2018). Russian human rights activist and Soviet-era dissident Lyudmila Alexeyeva has died at a hospital in Moscow on 08 December 2018 at the age of 91, media reported. EPA-EFE/MAXIM SHIPENKOV *** Local Caption *** 02663241
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