Putin Extends Condolences Over Death Of Russian Rights Activist Alexeyeva - Kremlin

Putin Extends Condolences Over Death of Russian Rights Activist Alexeyeva - Kremlin

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 09th December, 2018) Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed deepest condolences over the death of Lyudmila Alexeyeva, a prominent Soviet and Russian rights activist, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, the Russian Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights said that Alexeyeva had died at the age of 91 in Moscow.

The president "highly appreciated Lyudmila Alexeyeva's contribution to forming the Russian civil society, and highly respected her principled stance on many issues," Peskov said.

Putin has extended his condolences to the rights activist's family, he added.

Alexeyeva was a prominent Soviet dissident and one of the founding members of the Moscow Helsinki Group, which was aimed at monitoring the Soviet Union's compliance with the Helsinki Accords. She continued to be an active rights defendant to this day.

Your Thoughts and Comments