It has just become known that Arseny Roginsky, human rights activist, former Soviet political prisoner, one of the founders of the historical and human rights society "Memorial", and since 1998 the head of this society, died in the 72nd year of his life after a long and serious illness. The last months of his life Arseny was undergoing cancer treatment in Israel, where he has died. His departure is a heavy loss not only for the relatives and friends of the deceased, but also for the international movement for the defense of Human Rights and the "Memorial" society in particular. The death of Arseny is also a heavy loss for the Foundation of General Petro Grigorenko.
The Foundation of General Petro Grigorenko, Mary M Velihan (Velikanov), Andrew P Grigorenko, the children of Mary and Andrew express deep sympathy to Arseny's widow Catherine Velikanov, relatives and friends of the deceased. Peace be with your Senya and memory eternal.