Irina Borisovna Ratushinskaya
Irina Ratushinskaya. Photo by Mikhail Evstafiev
Ирина Борисовна Ратушинская
|Died||5 July 2017 (aged 63)|
|Citizenship||Soviet Union (1954–1991), Russian Federation (1991–present)|
|Alma mater||Odessa University|
|Occupation||poet, writer, screenwriter|
|Known for||human rights activism|
|Movement||dissident movement in the Soviet Union|
On September 17, 1982, Ratushinskaya was arrested for anti-Soviet agitation. In April 1983, she was convicted of "agitation carried on for the purpose of subverting or weakening the Soviet regime", sentenced to seven years in a labor camp followed by five years of internal exile. She was released on October 9, 1986, on the eve of the summit in Reykjavík, Iceland between President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.
References[change | change source]
- "Irina Ratushinskaya Papers, 1979–1997". Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections. Retrieved March 8, 2011.
- Associated Press (October 19, 1986). "Dissident poet Iryna Ratushynska unexpectedly released from prison".
- Zambrano, Mark (May 25, 1986). "Young Soviet Poet May Be Dying in Gulag, Emigres Report". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved March 17, 2012.
- Bourdeaux, Michael (9 July 2017). "Irina Ratushinskaya obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 July 2017.