A prominent Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alekseeva passed away aged 91 in Moscow, Saturday.
Alekseeva was one of the founders and the chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group and a member of the Presidential Council on the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights.
Lyudmila Alekseeva was born in Evpatoria in 1927. She participated in the Soviet dissident movement and had to... Еще immigrate to USA in 1997 where she hosted several radio programs about human rights.
She returned to Russia in 1993.
From 2002 Lyudmila Alekseeva worked for the Presidential Commission on Human Rights, which was later transformed into the Presidential Council on the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights.
In 2012 and 2013 she was nominated for the Nobel Prize.
In 2017 Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded Lyudmila Alekseeva with the National Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Human Rights.