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Yelena Bonner

AKA Elena Georgiyevna Bonner

Born: 15-Feb-1923
Birthplace: Mary, Turkmenistan
Died: 18-Jun-2011
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Vostryakovo Cemetery, Moscow, Russia

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist

Nationality: Russia
Executive summary: Activist-wife of Andrei Sakharov

Father: Gevork Alikhanov (Comintern secretary, d. 1937 in the Great Purge)
Mother: Ruth Bonner
Husband: Andrei Sakharov (m. 1970, d. 1989, one son, one daughter)

    Medical School: Pediatrics, First Leningrad Medical Institute

    Thorolf Rafto Memorial Prize 1991
    Exiled to Gorky (1984-86)

Author of books:
Alone Together (1986, memoir)
P.S. (1991)
Mothers and Daughters (1992)


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