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Vladimir Bukovsky

Vladimir Bukovsky spent a total of twelve years in labor camps, prisons, and psychiatric hospitals for his political dissidence in the Soviet Union. He lives in Cambridge, England, and serves on the advisory council for the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.

— From June 2015
The Dog-Eared Page

Castles And Banquets

When sent to the “box,” I would try to smuggle in a fragment of pencil lead, usually by hiding it in my cheek. Then I could spend my time drawing castles — on scraps of newspaper or directly on the floor and walls.

June 2015
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