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Russian Writer, Dissident Eduard Limonov Dies At Age 77 In Moscow

Eduard Limonov speaks during a rally in Moscow on July 31, 2019.

Russian writer Eduard Limonov, founder of a radical nationalist political party called The Other Russia, has died at the age of 77 in Moscow.

The Other Russia announced Limonov's death on its website on March 17. It did not reveal the cause of his death.

Limonov also co-founded Russia's oldest radical youth organization, the banned National Bolshevik Party (NBP), in 1994 together with Eurasianism ideologue Aleksandr Dugin, rock musicians Yego Letov and Sergei Kurikhin, and other counterculture personalities.

However, Dugin and his allies split with Limonov in 1998 and left the NBP.

As an opposition leader, Limonov led protests against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

But Limonov expressed some support for Putin after the Kremlin's 2014 military seizure and annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.

Basd on reporting by Meduza, Interfax, TASS, and AFP