Death of Yelena Bonner

February 15, 1923 - June 18, 2011
Boston, Massachusetts | Age 88

Andrei Sakharov's widow dies at 88
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BOSTON (AP) — A family member says that Yelena Bonner, a Russian rights activist and widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, has died in Boston.

Both were prominent dissidents in the Soviet era.

Tatiana Yankelevich, Bonner's daughter, says her 88-year-old mother died Saturday afternoon. Yankelevich says Bonner had chronic cardiac problems and had been hospitalized since Feb. 21.

Even after the fall of the Soviet Union, Bonner remained a...

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