Conspicuous Russian human rights campaigner and ex-Soviet nonconformist Lyudmila Alexeyeva has kicked the bucket matured 91.

She passed away in a Moscow healing center at 16:30 GMT on Saturday, Russia’s human rights board said.

“This is a gigantic misfortune for the whole human rights development in Russia,” the board’s head Mikhail Fedotov said.

Ms Alexeyeva turned into a furious human rights advocate in 1950s Soviet Union, went into outcast and came back to proceed with her work in current Russia.

In 1968, her activism saw her removed from the Communist Party and let go from her position at the time.

She helped to establish the human rights association Moscow Helsinki Group in 1976, and inside a year its individuals were captured, imprisoned or constrained into outcast.

She emigrated to the US in 1977, where she proceeded with her battle for human rights, until her arrival in 1993, after the disintegration of the Soviet Union.


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