19 June, 2011

Russian rights activist Yelena Bonner dead at 88 - CTV News

Yelena Bonner was the 1980's version of Ghandi. Together with her husband Andrei Sakharov, they offered a peaceful and powerful countersign to the oppression inflicted upon the Russian people by the Communist government of the day.


I don't know if she was a 'believer' or not, but I trust that she is now receiving her eternal reward for all the good she did in this life. We should all hope to give as powerful a witness to the rights of the individual as she and her husband offered in the face of great retribution. Her courage should inspire us all.


Russian rights activist Yelena Bonner dead at 88 - CTV News

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