On December 11 at the Central House of journalists in Moscow passes farewell to the head of the Moscow Helsinki group Lyudmila Alekseeva.
At the farewell ceremony came from the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, Commissioner for human rights Tatyana Moskalkova, journalist Nikolai Svanidze, the head of the HRC under the President of the Russian Federation Mikhail Fedotov, the opposition leaders Alexei Navalny and Dmitry Gudkov, the head of the accounts chamber Alexey Kudrin, State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, and many other famous figures.
Today, Alexeyeva will be buried on Troekurov cemetery.
Lyudmila Alexeyeva died on 8 December in one of Moscow hospitals. The cause of death was illness. The human rights activist was 91.
Alekseeva was born in 1927. In the 1950s, she was educated historian. In the 1960-ies Alekseeva participated in the dissident movement, as well as engaged in human rights activities.
In the 1970-ies, the human rights activist emigrated to the United States, where he returned in the early 1990-ies. In 1996, she became head of the Moscow Helsinki group.
Until the last days of life Alekseev were actively engaged in the protection of rights. In 2012 and 2013 it was nominated for the Nobel peace prize. In 2017, she received the State prize of Russia.
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