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Soviet dissident nominated candidate for president of Russia

May 28 2007

Marginalized group of politicians and public figures stated on the nomination of a presidential candidate known anti-Soviet Russia, Vladimir Bukovsky.

"A writer, scholar, advocate for human rights. His whole life proving that freedom and dignity as citizens can defend, even in bad conditions. Who fought against the lies and dictatorship, and paid for his fight - and for the freedom of their country - for years the camps and prisons. Never which went to a compromise with his conscience "- this describes the action team of Vladimir Bukovsky, a permanent resident in London, but has maintained Russian citizenship.

Sam Bukovsky was encouraged by the nomination of his candidacy and said that once again raises the flag of the struggle against Stalinism. "Again, there were political prisoners, and that for Russia, with its history, is equivalent to the deadly disease symptoms - he said. - The threat of the return of the Stalinist era was precisely what spodvigli us, boys 60's, to speak out against this government. I'm getting old, but I can not change the principles of his youth. I - con. It's my nationality, biography, faith. I can not let that man was choking in a prison. If my nomination be able to stop even if it is, I have to accept, "- said Bukovsky , reports .

The structure of the initiative group on nominating Vladimir Bukovsky as a presidential candidate came: A member of SPS, Vladimir Kara-Murza, a political analyst Andrei Piontkovsky, a columnist for Novaya Gazeta, Alexander Podrabinek, chairman of the Central Council of the democratic movement "WE" Roman Dobrokhotov, journalist, editor of the book series " Resistance Philip Dzyadko, historian, director of Internet library "Antikompromat Vladimir Pribylovsky, academician, president of the International Engineering Institute Yuri Ryzhov, civic activist, curator of the museum projects Yuri Samodurov and Secretary of the movement" Russian Radicals "Nicholas Temples.

Meanwhile, if Bukovsky be able to register as a candidate, then it is possible that their presidential ambitions declares another dissident - Nevzlin, now hiding from the persecution of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office in Israel.

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