Summary: leader of the Russian human rights movement in the Soviet Union and in the era of President Vladimir Putin who took part in street protests until around 2010 and had been Russia's most prominent surviving Soviet-era dissident, coming from the same generation as physicist Andre Sakharov and novelst Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, who spent about 50 years in the Russian opposition, starting as a typist for a samizdat journal in the 1960's and continuing as an observer of politicized court hearings against street protesters under Putin.
Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes
Born: July 20, 1927
Died: December 8, 2018
Location: Moscow, Russia