Biography (A-Z)

A few basic details are included here: name and patronymic, profession and terms of imprisonment and incarceration. Common alternate spellings of some first names and surnames are indicated [thus].

Biographies of many may be found on the Gratitude Fund website.

A.

Altunyan, Genrikh Ovanesovich – born 1933 Tbilisi, died Jerusalem 2005.

B.

Belogorodskaya, Irina Mikhailovna – Wife of Vadim Delaunay

Bogoraz, Larissa – born 1930 Moscow; died 2003 Moscow.

Bukovsky, Vladimir Konstantinovich – born 1942 Belebei (Bashkir ASSR). Deported to West Germany in 1976.

D.

Daniel, Yuly – born 1925 Moscow; died 1988 Moscow. Poet and prose writer. Convicted in 1966

G.

Galanskov, Yury Timofeyevich – born 1939 Moscow; died 1972 in Mordovian camps.

Ginzburg, Alexander – born 1936 Moscow; died Paris 2002 (France). Emigrated to France.

Gorbanevskaya, Natalya Yevgenievna – born 1936 Moscow; died 2013 Paris (France). Poet and translator from Polish. First editor-compiler of Chronicle, issues 1-9. Emigrated to France in 1975. In 2005 she became a citizen of Poland.

Grigorenko, Pyotr [Petr] Grigorievich – born 1907 Zaporozhe (Ukraine); died 1987 New York. Major-general.

K.

Kallistratova, Sofia – born 1907 Kursk; died 1989 Moscow. Lawyer. Defended Yakhimovich, Gorbanevskaya and ?Dzhemilev.

Kaminskaya, Dina Isaakovna – born 1919 Yekaterinoslav; died 2006 USA. At trials between 1968 and 1971 Kaminskaya defended Yury Galanskov and Alexander Ginzburg, Larisa Bogoraz and Pavel Litvinov, and Mustafa Dzhemilev and Ilya Gabai. She and her husband Konstantin Simis emigrated to the USA in 1977.

Khodorovich, Tatyana – Linguist. Member of Action Group for Human Rights in USSR. Emigrated to France.

Kostyorin [Kosterin], Alexei Yevgrafovich – born 1896 Saratov; died Moscow 1968. Writer. Left Party in 1968 after Czechoslovakia.

Kovalyov [Kovalev], Sergei Adamovich – born 193/). Biologist. Member of Action Group for Human Rights in USSR. Editor-compiler of Chronicle. Sentenced to five years in the camps in 1975.

Krasin, Victor – born 1929. Economist. Member of Action Group for Human Rights in USSR. Emigrated to the USA.

L.

Lavut, Alexander Pavlovich – born 1929 Moscow; died 2013 Moscow. Mathematician. Imprisoned 1980-1986. Editor-compiler of Chronicle. Member of Action Group for Human Rights in USSR.

Levitin-Krasnov, Anatoly Emmanuilovich – born 1915 Baku; died  1991 Lucerne (Switzerland). Religious writer. Member of Action Group for Human Rights in USSR.

P.

Podrabinek, Alexander Pinkhosovich – born 1953. Medical auxiliary.

Podyapolsky, Grigory – born 1926 Tashkent; died 1976 Saratov . Member of Action Group for Human Rights in USSR.

S.

Sakharov, Andrei Dmitrievich – born 1921 Moscow; died 1989 Moscow.

Shikhanovich, Yury Alexandrovich – born 1933 Moscow; died 2011 Moscow.

Superfin, Gabriel – .

T.

Talantov, Boris Vladimirovich – born 1903 Kostroma; died 1971 in prison hospital (Kirov Region). Religious writer.

Tverdokhlebov, Andrei – born 1941 Moscow; died 2011 Lansdale (Pennsylvania).

V.

Vail, Boris Borisovich – born 1939 Kursk; died 2010 Copenhagen.

Velikanova, Tatyana Mikhailovna – born 1932 Moscow; died 2002 Moscow. Mathematician. Editor-compiler of Chronicle. Member of Action Group for Human Rights in USSR.

Y.

Yakir, Irina Petrovna – born 1948 Penza Region; died 1999 Jerusalem.

Yakir, Pyotr Ionovna – born 1923 Kiev; died 1982 Moscow. Historian. Member of Action Group for Human Rights in USSR.

Yemelkina [Emelkina], Nadezhda Pavlovna – born 1948; died 2010. Wife of Victor Krasin.

Z.

Zheludkov, Father Sergy – born 1909 Moscow; died 1984 Pskov.