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Vladimir Nikolaevich Osipov

Vladimir Osipov, USSR Editor, journalist, human rights campaigner.


  • Osipov, Vladimir was born in 1939 in Moscow.

  • Education

    • Studied at Moscow University, expelled 1959.


    • Became involved in the human rights movement. Edited the samizdat magazine Bumerang, 1960. Co-edited the samizdat magazine Feniks, 1961. Arrested, 1961, sentenced to 7 years in the Gulag camps.

      After his release, started the Russian nationalist samizdat magazines Veche and Zemlia. Re-arrested, 1974. Sentenced to 8 years in the camps. The best-known voice of the Russian opposition to communism among Soviet dissidents during the Brezhnev-Andropov years.


    Religion makes people base their lives on false foundations.


    The role of the individual as a member of a collective is more important than the individual.

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    Born 1939