'Wise and humane': Soviet dissident Lyudmila Alexeyeva dies aged 91

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Moscow Helsinki Group founder became a critic of Vladimir Putin after defending human rights in USSR

Lyudmila Alexeyeva, a Soviet-era dissident who became a symbol of resistance in modern-day Russia, has died at the age of 91 after a long illness.

In a career emblematic of the country’s turbulent history, she defended human rights in the Soviet Union from the 1950s, and continued to do so in Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

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