Irina Ratushinskaya dies

In 1986 I spent 46 days in a mock prison cell campaigning for the release of Irina Ratushinskaya a Russian poetess who was subsequently released. I am sad to hear that she died of cancer after a long illness on 5th July in Moscow.

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Grew up in Belfast, son of professor of surgery and a lady almoner (ie a medical social worker) assistant surgeon on an off between campaigns for release of prisoners of conscience in Soviet Union, worked for peace in Sudan and now for a new vision and purpose for national life to draw us together as a team doing a job that everybody can see is honourable and important. Live in Birmingham since 1983. Recent visits to eastern and south eastern Europe.
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