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ⓘ Vladimir Bukovsky. Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovsky was a Russian-born British human rights activist and writer. From the late 1950s to the mid-1970s, he was a ..




Vladimir Bukovsky
                                     

ⓘ Vladimir Bukovsky

Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovsky was a Russian-born British human rights activist and writer.

From the late 1950s to the mid-1970s, he was a known figure in the Soviet dissident movement. He spent a total of twelve years in the psychiatric prison-hospitals, labour camps, and prisons of the Soviet Union.

He was a member of the international advisory council of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, a director of the Gratitude Fund set up in 1998 to commemorate and support former dissidents, and a member of the International Council of the New York City-based Human Rights Foundation.

In 2001, Bukovsky received the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom.

In May 2007, Bukovsky announced his plans to run as candidate for president in the May 2008 Russian presidential election. On 16 December 2007, Bukovsky was officially nominated to run against Dmitry Medvedev and other candidates.

Bukovsky died on 27 October 2019 at a hospital in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire from heart failure at the age of 76.