- Prominent Russian Rights Activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva Dies Aged 91 in Moscow - Statement
Prominent Russian Rights Activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva Dies Aged 91 In Moscow - Statement
Lyudmila Alexeyeva, a prominent Soviet and Russian rights activist, has died at the age of 91 in Moscow, the Russian Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights said on Saturday.
"Oldest Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Mikhailovna Alexeyeva, a member of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights and the head of the Moscow Helsinki Group, died in Moscow at the age of 91," the council said.
Alexeyeva was a prominent Soviet dissident and one of the founding members of the Moscow Helsinki Group, which was aimed to monitor the Soviet Union's compliance with the Helsinki Accords. She continued to be an active rights defendant to this day.