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Andrei Alekseevich AmalTik

author , dissident

Andrei AmalTik, USSR Author, dissident.

Background

AmalTik, Andrei was born in 1938 in Moscow.

Career

Expelled from Moscow University, 1963. His plays and essays circulated in samizdat, 1953-1965. In 1965 arrested for parasitism.

Sentenced to 2‘/2 years exile in Siberia. In 1970 re-arrested for his book, Prosushchestvuet li Sovetskii Soiuz do 1984 Goda? published in the West in 1969. Sentenced to 3 years in the camps, then another 3 years.

Released in 1976 as a result of international protests. Left the USSR. Lived in Paris.