Zhores Medvedev
Zhores Aleksandrovich Medvedev (Russian: Жоре́с Алекса́ндрович Медве́дев; born 14 November 1925 in Tbilisi, Georgia) is a Russian biologist, historian and dissident. His twin brother is the histor...
Maria Arbatova
Maria Ivanovna Arbatova (Russian: Мари́я Ива́новна Арба́това) born July 17, 1957, is a Russian novelist, short story writer, playwright, poet, journalist, talkshow host, politician, and one of Rus...
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Anatoly Koryagin
Anatoly Ivanovich Koryagin (Russian: Анато́лий Ива́нович Коря́гин) (born 15 September 1938) is a Russian psychiatrist and Soviet dissident. He holds a Candidate of Science degree (equivalent to Ph...
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Lyudmila Alexeyeva
Lyudmila Mikhailovna Alexeyeva (Russian: Людми́ла Миха́йловна Алексе́ева, [lʲʊˈdmʲilə ɐlʲɪˈksʲeɪvə]; born July 20, 1927) is a Russian historian, leading human rights activist, founding member of t...
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Marina Rikhvanova
Marina Rikhvanova is a Russian ecologist and leader of the Baikal Ecological Wave (BEW) organization which protects Siberia’s Lake Baikal from ecological damage. Lake Baikal, the world’s biggest reser...
Natalya Gorbanevskaya
Natalya Yevgenyevna Gorbanevskaya (Russian: Ната́лья Евге́ньевна Горбане́вская; [nɐˈtalʲjə jɪvˈɡʲenʲjɪvnə ɡərbɐˈnʲɛfskəjə]; 26 May 1936 – 29 November 2013) was a Russian poet, translator of Polish...
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Polina Zhemchuzhina
Polina Semyonovna Zhemchuzhina (Russian: Поли́на Семё́новна Жемчу́жина) (1897–1970) was a Soviet politician and the wife of the Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov.Born Perl Karpovska...
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Dina Kaminskaya
Dina Isaakovna Kaminskaya (13 January 1919, - 7 July 2006) was a lawyer and human rights activist in the Soviet Union who was forced to emigrate in 1977 to avoid arrest. She and her husband moved to ...
Lira Tskhovrebova
Lira Kozaeva-Tskhovrebova (born 1951) is a self-described independent activist and the founder of the "Association of South Ossetian Women for Democracy and Human Rights".In December 2008 Georgia's In...
Michael Lucas (director)
Michael Lucas (born Andrei Lvovich Treivas (Russian: Андрей Львович Трейвас), March 10, 1972, Moscow, Russian SFSR) is an American–Russian–Israeli gay pornographic film actor, director, activist,...
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Hermann Schapira
Zvi Hermann Schapira (Hebrew: צבי הרמן שפירא‎; 1840-1898) was a Russian mathematician and Zionist. He was the first to suggest the idea of founding a Jewish National Fund to buy land in Palest...
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Valentin Bulgakov
Valentin Fyodorovich Bulgakov (Russian: Валентин Фёдорович Булгаков; 25 November 1886 Kuznetsk, Russian Empire – 22 September 1966 Yasnaya Polyana, Tula Oblast, Soviet Union) was the last secreta...
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Ruth Bonner
Ruf Grigorjewna Bonner (1900 — 25 December 1987, Moscow), also known as Ruth Bonner, was a Soviet Communist activist and a victim of Joseph Stalin's Great Purge. She was the mother of the human rights...
Alexey Limanzo
Alexey Limanzo, President of the Association of Indigenous Peoples of North Sakhalin Region, is the chairman of the council of the indigenous people plenipotentiary of Sakhalin Island
Dmitry Lisitsyn
Dmitry Lisitsyn is a Russian environmentalist. He was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2011, for his efforts on protection of the ecosystems of the island of Sakhalin.
Alexander Nikitin
Aleksander Nikitin, a Russian former submarine officer and nuclear safety inspector turned environmentalist. He was accused of espionage for revealing the perils of decaying nuclear submarines, and be...