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Mykola Danilovich Rudenko

dissident

Mykola Rudenko, USSR Dissident.

Background

Rudenko, Mykola was born in 1920.

Career

Joined the Komsomol, 1935. Took part in World War II. Became a well-known establishment writer in the Ukraine in the early 1960s. Later involved in the human rights movement.

Expelled from the Ukrainian Union of Writers, May 1975. Sent to a psychiatric hospital on Committee for State Security orders, February 1976, but soon released. One of the founders of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group, November 1976.

Arrested February 1977, sentenced to 7 years in prison and 5 years in exile. Released under Gorbachev, emigrated, 1987.