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  • Elena Bonner's Rich Legacy

    06/23/2011 3:23:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 23, 2011 | Cathy Young
    There was a time when moral giants walked the earth. One of them, Soviet dissident Elena Bonner -- widow of the great physicist and human rights activist Andrei Sakharov -- left us on Sunday at the age of 88. A model of courage and principle, Bonner was one of my heroes from the days when I was a teenager in the Soviet Union and my parents listened to news of Sakharov and Bonner on banned foreign radio broadcasts. She was also a personal hero I had the privilege to meet: Four years ago, we had a long talk at...
  • Elena Bonner [Sakharov's wife] speaks on Israel at the Oslo Freedom Forum

    05/21/2009 12:04:30 PM PDT · by Tolik · 5 replies · 1,008+ views
    Oslo Freedom Forum ^ | May 19, 2009 | Elena Bonner
    Elena Bonner, the widow of great scientist and dissident Andrei Sakharov and an outstanding human rights activist in her own right, is truly one of the heroes of the modern age.   (It was my privilege to interview Bonner nearly two years ago for this article.)  Yesterday, the 86-year-old grande dame of the Russian human rights movement spoke at the Oslo Freedom Forum.  Her speech, of which Ms. Bonner sent me an English translation, is worth reproducing in full.  Ms. Bonner is a woman of strong and outspoken opinions; agree or disagree, she is always worth hearing (by Cathy...