Yuri Galanskov

Soviet writer and dissident

1939   -   1972

country of citizenship: Soviet Union
language of expression: Russian
educated at: Moscow Institute for History and Archives
occupation: writer, poet, journalist

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Yuri Timofeyevich Galanskov (Russian: Ю́рий Тимофе́евич Галанско́в, 19 June 1939, Moscow - 4 November 1972, Mordovia) was a Russian poet, historian, human rights activist and dissident. For his political activities, such as founding and editing samizdat almanac Phoenix, he was incarcerated in prisons, camps and forced treatment psychiatric hospitals (Psikhushkas). He died in a labor camp.
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