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Father died 1929, mother arrested 1932, married Alexander Kopytov 1946, son Alexander born 1947, Olga arrested 1947 on false spying charges, sent to Siberian Gulag, freed in 1954 (discovered her husband had divorced her and started another family), went to night school, finished university 1959, worked as a translator and Russian teacher, worked on Luganda dictionary which appeared in 1969; in 2001 she published her Gulag memoir, «В объятиях удава» [In the boa constrictor's embrace].
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