Lyudmila Alexeyeva, one of the most prominent faces in Russia’s Human rights movement dies at 91. This council of the Human Rights, Mikhail Fedotov expresses his sadness as he laments how her death is a big loss for Russia.
Lyudmila Alexeyeva took up fighting for human rights as she refused to stand by the injustice done to lives. She believed every human had the right to live and took stern measures to protect and save each human from the hands of corruption and injustice.
Becoming a leading human rights activist back in the 1950’s she fought so vehemently for her purpose she was even expelled from the Communist party in 1968. The party felt she was ‘too much’ for them to handle. She was exiled as she along with a group of members co-founded the Moscow Helsinki Group in 1976. As a consequence, she was fired from her job and arrested and later exiled.
However, that did not stop here; even after she shifted to the US she continued her fight until she returned in 1993.
Truly, her death marked the end of an era and a loss for Russia as this women did everything to protest the integrity of humans.