Ludmila Alekseeva Turns 85

posted 30 Jul 2012, 00:47 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 30 Jul 2012, 01:02 ]
Source: (info), 20/07/12 

· Human rights defenders  · Human rights education  · Moscow city & Moscow region 

Ludmila Mikhailovna Alekseeva
 was born on 20 July 1927 in Eupatoria, Crimea, in present-day Ukraine. A prominent Russian public figure, Alekseeva has been a leading participant in the human rights movement in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia, and was one of the founders of the Moscow Helsinki Group, the oldest functioning human rights organization in Russia (founded in 1976). She has been chair of the Moscow Helsinki Group, after its revival in the post-Soviet period, since 1996. [Read more]