Celebratory Evening for Natalya Evgenievna Gorbanevskaya at Memorial

posted 4 Jul 2011, 04:43 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 5 Jul 2011, 11:53 ]
Vera Vasilieva, 20/06/11

Source: HRO.org

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Vera Vasilieva, HRO.org: On 17 June 2011 at Memorial’s Moscow offices on Karetny Ryad, a celebratory evening was held in honour of Natalya Evgenievna Gorbanevskaya. For anyone who knows anything about the history and culture of our country this name needs no introduction. Poet, translator, one of the first pioneers of the human rights movement in the USSR, the first editor of the Chronicle of Current Events and participant in the demonstrations on Moscow’s Red Square on 25 August 1968 against the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Soviet forces…

Natalya Gorbanevskaya turned 75 on 26 May this year and the evening celebrated this date. She was honoured by her colleagues in the human rights movement, friends, readers and admirers of her many talents. Yuly Chersanovich Kim performed a selection of his songs for the guest of honour. [Read more]