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Viktor Isaakovich Fainberg

Background

Fainberg, Viktor was born in 1931 in Leningrad.

Education

Graduated in English philology from Leningrad University.

Career

Arrested in Red Square, 25 Aug 1968 with a small group of dissidents, protesting against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Beaten up and certified insane by the Serbskii Institute. In psychiatric establishments from 1968-1974.

During this time fell in love and married his own psychiatrist, Dr Maria Voikhanskaia (divorced later). Released 1974 and emigrated the same year. Lived at first in Britain, later moved to France.