Noah Dowe | Diplomatic Courier
Vladimir Bukovsky, a former Soviet dissident, has died in the United Kingdom at age 76. Bukovsky was also known for his criticism of Soviet punitive psychiatry and his unsuccessful run for the Russian presidency. He was permitted to leave the USSR in 1976 after spending five years behind bars. Bukovsky then settled in the UK, where he became known as a sharp critic of the European Union, among other things. Meduza summarized the life of one of the best-known critics of the Soviet regime.