Владимир Константинович Буковский
Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovsky
30 December 1942
|Died||27 October 2019 (aged 76)|
|Cause of death||Heart failure|
|Citizenship||Soviet Union/Russia (1942–2014)|
United Kingdom (1976–2019)
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge, Stanford University|
|Occupation||Human right activist, writer, neurophysiologist|
|Known for||Human rights activism with participation in the Mayakovsky Square poetry readings, the Campaign Against Psychiatric Abuse and struggle against political abuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, The Freedom Association|
|see Vladimir Bukovsky bibliography|
|Movement||Dissident movement in the Soviet Union, Solidarnost|
|Awards||The Thomas S. Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties, Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom|
Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovsky (Russian: Влади́мир Константи́нович Буко́вский; 30 December 1942 – 27 October 2019) was a Russian-born British human rights activist and writer.
From the late 1950s to the mid-1970s, he was a known figure in the Soviet dissident movement. He spent a total of twelve years in the psychiatric prison-hospitals, labour camps, and prisons of the Soviet Union.
He was a member of the international advisory council of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, a director of the Gratitude Fund (set up in 1998 to commemorate and support former dissidents),[c 1] and a member of the International Council of the New York City-based Human Rights Foundation.
In May 2007, Bukovsky announced his plans to run as candidate for president in the May 2008 Russian presidential election. On 16 December 2007, Bukovsky was officially nominated to run against Dmitry Medvedev and other candidates.
Notes[change | change source]
- "The Gratitude Fund, Assistance to Former Soviet Political Prisoners". www.thegratitudefund.org. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
References[change | change source]
- Cooper, David (February 2009). "The Thomas S. Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties". Mental Health and Substance Use. 2 (1): 1–3. doi:10.1080/17523280802630251.
- Boobbyer, Philip (July 2009). "Vladimir Bukovskii and Soviet Communism". The Slavonic and East European Review. 87 (3): 452–487. JSTOR 40650408.
- "International Advisory Council". Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
- "Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom". Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Archived from the original on 24 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- Sakwa, Richard (2010). The Crisis of Russian Democracy: The Dual State, Factionalism and the Medvedev Succession. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 279–280. ISBN 9781139494915.
- "Uphill struggle for Russian dissident". BBC. 25 October 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- Владимир Буковский выдвинут кандидатом в президенты России [Vladimir Bukovsky put forward as candidate for president of Russia]. DW.COM (in Russian). Deutsche Welle. 17 December 2007. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- "Vladimir Bukovsky, Revered Soviet Dissident and Putin Critic, Dies at 76". The New York Times. 28 October 2019.