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Vladimir Bukovsky

1942 - 2019

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Vladimir Konstantinovich Bukovsky (Russian: Влади́мир Константи́нович Буко́вский; 30 December 1942 – 27 October 2019) was a Soviet and Russian human rights activist and writer. From the late 1950s to the mid-1970s, he was a prominent figure in the Soviet dissident movement, well known at home and abroad. He spent a total of twelve years in the psychiatric prison-hospitals, labour camps, and prisons of the Soviet Union during Brezhnev rule.After being expelled from the Soviet Union in late 1976, Bukovsky remained in vocal opposition to the Soviet system and the shortcomings of its successor regimes in Russia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vladimir Bukovsky has received more than 492,914 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Vladimir Bukovsky is the 159th most popular social activist (up from 182nd in 2019), the 473rd most popular biography from Russia (up from 547th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Russian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Vladimir Bukovsky ranks 159 out of 538Before him are Manuela Sáenz, Ilya Ulyanov, Abbé Pierre, René Just Haüy, Balthasar Gérard, and Alexei Navalny. After him are Rigoberta Menchú, Jan Karski, Unity Mitford, Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov, Maria Spiridonova, and Dmitry Muratov.

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Among people born in 1942, Vladimir Bukovsky ranks 117Before him are Margarethe von Trotta, Prince Michael of Kent, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Bert Sakmann, László Sólyom, and Anita Pallenberg. After him are Barry Levinson, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, Sixto Rodriguez, Samuel R. Delany, Jim Rogers, and Carlos Monzón. Among people deceased in 2019, Vladimir Bukovsky ranks 71Before him are Yury Luzhkov, Danny Aiello, Roger Etchegaray, Paul Greengard, Fernando de la Rúa, and Valery Bykovsky. After him are Stanley Donen, Jessye Norman, Godfried Danneels, Tomi Ungerer, John Robert Schrieffer, and Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório.

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Among people born in Russia, Vladimir Bukovsky ranks 473 out of 3,262Before him are Marina Raskova (1912), Valery Bykovsky (1934), Alexei Navalny (1976), Nadezhda Mandelstam (1899), Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia (1859), and Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov (1787). After him are Catharina of Württemberg (1783), Alexander Grin (1880), Viktor Suvorov (1947), Daniil Kharms (1905), Werner Ostendorff (1903), and Konstantin Simonov (1915).


Among social activists born in Russia, Vladimir Bukovsky ranks 11Before him are Witold Pilecki (1901), Aleksandr Ulyanov (1866), Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya (1923), Sergey Nechayev (1847), Ilya Ulyanov (1831), and Alexei Navalny (1976). After him are Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov (1890), Maria Spiridonova (1884), Dmitry Muratov (1961), Zinaida Portnova (1926), Sophia Perovskaya (1853), and Nikolai Kuznetsov (1911).