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Sannikova (Elena) papers
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Diaries, writings, correspondence, printed matter, and photographs relating to the status of civil liberties and to political prisoners in the Soviet Union and in post-Soviet Russia.
Elena Sannikova (born 1959), is a Soviet and Russian human rights activist and political writer. In 1981 she participated in the Initiative Group for Disability Rights, and worked with the Fund to Aid Political Prisoners (Solzhenitsyn Fund). Elena Sannikova was arrested in 1984 by KGB and charged with anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda. She was sentenced to one-year in prison and four years in internal exile in Siberia. She returned to Moscow in 1987 and continued her human rights activities.
15 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box (7.8 Linear Feet)
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