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Prominent Russian Rights Activist Receives German Award

Lyudmila Alekseyeva
Lyudmila Alekseyeva
Veteran Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alekseyeva will be awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

The German Embassy in Moscow announced that the award is in recognition of Alekseyeva's long fight for democratic values and human rights.

The ceremony for the award will be at the German Embassy in Moscow on November 5.

Alekseyeva, 82, is the chairwoman of the Moscow Helsinki Group.

She is one of the few veterans of the Soviet dissident movement still active in modern Russia.