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Vadim Nikolaevich Delone

poet , dissident

Vadim Delone, USSR Poet, dissident.

Background

Delone, Vadim was born in 1947 in Moscow.

Career

Expelled from the Moscow Teachers’ Institute for his attempt to organize an independent society of writers (with V. Bukovskii and I. Galanskov). In 1967, took part in a demonstration, protesting against Galanskov’s arrest. Spent 9 months in prison.

Arrested in 1968 for participation in a demonstration on Red Square against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Became internationally known as a human rights campaigner. Left the USSR in 1975 and settled in Paris.