Bogoraz, Larisa (c. 1930–2004)

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Bogoraz, Larisa (c. 1930–2004)

Russian dissident. Born c. 1930 in USSR; died April 6, 2004, in Moscow, Russia; received doctorate in linguistics, 1965; m. Yuli Daniel (satirist and poet); m. Anatoly Marchenko (dissident, arrested 1980 and died in exile); children: (1st m.) Aleksandr Daniel (historian).

Became active in human-rights issues after 1st husband was arrested for anti-Soviet essays (1965); stood in Red Square with 6 others to protest the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia (1968), the 1st public demonstration of the dissident era; sentenced to 4 years in Siberia; co-wrote the underground book Memory, chronicling Stalin's reign of terror; was a leading contributor to the underground publication, "Chronicle of Current Events," and campaigned to free all political prisoners.

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