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Petr Markovich Abovin-Egides

editor , dissident

Petr Abovin-Egides, USSR Editor, dissident.


Abovin-Egides, Petr was born in 1917 in Kiev.


Studied at the Moscow Institute of Philosophy, Literature and History.


Grew up in an orphanage. Participant in World War II. Arrested in 1942, sentenced to 7 years in the Vorkuta camps. Released, chairman of a kolkhoz, 1953-1959.

Engaged in dissident activity at the end of the 1960s. Arrested for the samizdat manuscript, Edinstvennyi Vykhod Spent three years in a psychiatric hospital. Editor of the samizdat magazine, Poiski.

Emigrated, 1980. Lives in France. Editor of Poiski, Paris.


Religious moral codes pervert people outside their group as less moral. Thus, religion is socially divisive and its effect is harmful for society.


Every person has rights to express his or her opinion, but the opinion could be expressed if it was in accordance with the general interests of Soviet society.