This Day in Jewish History 2011: Good Communist-turned-rights Activist Dies

Elena Bonner, disabled war veteran-turned-pediatrician, is best known for her activism — and for having been the voice of her exiled dissident husband, Andrei Sakharov.

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On June 18, 2011, the Russian human-rights activist Elena Bonner, who nearly single-handedly led the long campaign to have the voice of her dissident husband, Andrei Sakharov, heard during the final,...