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Valeriya Novodvorskaya
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1st Chairman of the Democratic Union
In office
8 May 1988 – 12 July 2014
Preceded by Position created
Personal details
Born
Valeriya Ilyinichna Novodvorskaya

(1950-05-17)17 May 1950
Baranovichi, Belorussian SSR, Soviet Union
Died 12 July 2014(2014-07-12) (aged 64)
Moscow, Russia
Nationality  Russia
Political party Democratic Union
Occupation journalist of "The New Times"

Valeriya Ilyinichna Novodvorskaya (Russian: Вале́рия Ильи́нична Новодво́рская; 17 May 1950 – 12 July 2014) was a liberal Russian politician and Soviet dissident. She was the founder and the chairwoman of the "Democratic Union" party and a member of the editorial board of the news magazine The New Times. Novodvorskaya was a fierce critic of the president Vladimir Putin and his regime.


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