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Aleksandr Khartov

dissident

Aleksandr Khartov, USSR Dissident.

Background

Khartov, Aleksandr was born in 1945.

Career

One of the leaders of the DemocraticUnion Party which seeks to be an opposition party in the Soviet Union as a challenge to Communist Party rule. Its first attempt to seek legality failed — 47 members of the party were detained on 8 May 1988 in Moscow. 25 were released within hours, having proved their Moscow residence, but 22 were deported from Moscow.