Yelena Bonner

Yelena (or Elena) Georgevna Bonner (Russian: Елена Георгиевна Боннэр; 15 February 192318 June 2011) was a human rights activist in the former Soviet Union and widow of the late Andrei Sakharov.


  • It cost Andrei Dmitrievich 10 months of complete isolation and two hunger strikes over two months, which had a terrible effect on his health. The effects are still felt to this day.

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