HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist

Natalya Gorbanevskaya (1936–2013)

Author of Red Square at noon

Includes the names: N. Gorbanevskaĭ, Natalia Gorbanevskaia, Natalia Gorbanevskaya

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
160430,56010
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Gender
Nationality
Country (for map)
Birthplace
Place of death
Places of residence
Education
Occupations
Relationships
Organizations
Awards and honors
Agents
Short biography
Natalya Yevgenyevna Gorbanevskaya was born in Moscow. She was expelled from Moscow State University for political activities, then earned a degree in philology from Leningrad State University in 1964. She went to work as a technical editor, librarian, and translator, while writing her own poetry. Few of her poems were published in Soviet journals; most were circulated privately or published abroad.

With Liudmila Alexeyeva, she began publishing the Chronicle of Current Events, an influential "samizdat" (self-published underground) periodical focused on human rights abuses in the Soviet Union. She published a collection of documents called Noon (published abroad as Red Square at Noon) about the 1968 Red Square demonstration protesting the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and the subsequent trial of the participants. She was arrested in 1969 for her actions and imprisoned in a Soviet psychiatric prison for three years. She was allowed to emigrate in 1975 to Paris, where she worked as a correspondent for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and as an editor of Russian-language publications. She remained stateless for 30 years until Poland granted her citizenship in 2005.

That same year, she participated in They Chose Freedom, a four-part Russian television documentary on the history of the Soviet dissident movement.

She participated in a 2011 rally in Moscow to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia that was quickly broken up by Russian police. She was a signatory of the Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism.
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: No ratings.

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Natalya Gorbanevskaya is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes

Natalya Gorbanevskaya is composed of 4 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…

 

You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 116,012,798 books! | Top bar: Always visible