As reported from Moscow on December 8, 2018 Lyudmila Alekseeva has past away.
From the end of the 60s of the last century and up to her emigration from the USSR in February 1977, Lyudmila took part in the Human Rights Movement of the USSR. In mid-1976, she joined the Moscow Helsinki Group, headed by Yuri Orlov. She lived in emigration in the United States and worked on Radio Liberty and Voice of America, and also published a number of human rights papers. She received US citizenship in 1982. In 1993, she returned with her husband, Nikolai Williams, to Russia.
In 1989, a non-governmental public organization, the Moscow Helsinki Group, was created in Moscow, the first chair of which was Larisa Bogoraz. Alekseeva also joined the group. In May 1996, Alekseeva was elected chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group. Alekseeva, was also a member of the Presidential Council. In addition, she was a member of the Public Council under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and a member of the Public Advisory Council under the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation.
The Foundation of General Peter Grigorenko expresses deep condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased.
Peace be upon her.