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Social activist from Ulyanovsk lays flowers at the memorial to victims of political repression on Sakharov's Memorial Day

Photo by Alexei Lokk

Human rights advocate Igor Toporkov from Ulyanovsk laid flowers at the memorial to victims of political repression. This is how he honored the memory of Andrei Sakharov, a Soviet theoretical physicist who died on December 14, 1989. Activist Alexei Lokk reported this to 7x7.

“Unfortunately, Sakharov's ideas are completely destroyed by our authorities, they are not respected, but soon, I think, the day will come when Sakharov's ideas will be in demand,” said activist Igor Toporkov.

Andrei Sakharov was a Soviet theoretical physicist, one of the first hydrogen bomb’s creators, and the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He was one of the leaders of the human rights movement in the USSR. Sakharov wrote a lot about political repression and defended repressed people.


The human rights advocate regularly holds actions in memory of political prisoners. In May, he laid flowers at the monument to the victims of repression in honor of the 101st anniversary of the birth of academician Andrei Sakharov, who wrote a lot about the persecution of dissidents. On February 27, Toporkov held a rally in memory of the murdered Boris Nemtsov.

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