Eduard Limonov

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Eduard Limonov in 2018

Eduard Limonov (Russian: Эдуа́рд Лимо́нов, real name Eduard Veniaminovich Savenko, Russian: Эдуа́рд Вениами́нович Саве́нко; 22 February 1943 – 17 March 2020) was a Russian writer, poet, publicist, and political dissident. He was the founder of the banned National Bolshevik Party and leader of political party The Other Russia.

He was a critic of Vladimir Putin. Limonov was one of the leaders of The Other Russia political bloc.[1] However, following the 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine, he has expressed some support for Putin.[2][3][4]

Limonov died at a hospital in Moscow of surgery-related problems on 17 March 2020, aged 77.[5]

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  1. "Kasparov on Voronezh: If This is a Democracy, Let Us March". The Other Russia. 31 May 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
  2. "Ukraine crisis: Crimea is just the first step, say Moscow's pro-Putin demonstrators". Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  3. "Famous Kremlin Critic Changes Course, Says Putin Not a Monster (Limonov)". Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  4. Bershidsky, Leonid (30 December 2014). "Putin Goes Medieval on the Russian Opposition". Retrieved 2 December 2016 – via www.bloomberg.com.
  5. Eduard Limonov, Soviet-Era dissident & writer who shocked Russia, dead at 77