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Vladimir Nikolaevich Osipov

editor , journalist , Human rights campaigner

Vladimir Osipov, USSR Editor, journalist,human rights campaigner.

Background

Osipov, Vladimir was born in 1939 in Moscow.

Education

Studied at Moscow University, expelled 1959.

Career

Became involved in the human rights movement. Edited the samizdat magazine Bumerang, 1960. Co-edited the samizdat magazine Feniks, 1961. Arrested, 1961, sentenced to 7 years in the Gulag camps.

After his release, started the Russian nationalist samizdat magazines Veche and Zemlia. Re-arrested, 1974. Sentenced to 8 years in the camps. The best-known voice of the Russian opposition to communism among Soviet dissidents during the Brezhnev-Andropov years.

Religion

Religion makes people base their lives on false foundations.

Views

The role of the individual as a member of a collective is more important than the individual.