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Liudmila Iakovlevna Shtern

Human rightscampaigner

Liudmila Shtern, USSR Human rightscampaigner.

Background

Shtern, Liudmila was born in 1937 in Leningrad.

Career

Trained as a geologist. Involved in protests against the trial of A. Siniavskii and Iu. Daniel, and against the persecution of Dr. Andrei Sakharov.

Harassed by the Committee for State Security, and forced to leave the USSR, 1975. Settled in the USA, where she has been active in the human rights movement, contributing to many Russian emigre periodicals.