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The Heinrich Böll Foundation mourns the death of Memorial co-founder Arseny Roginsky

Heinrich Boell Foundation

Arseny Roginsky, born in 1946, was “a child of the GULAG”, as his father, an engineer from Leningrad, had been sentenced to imprisonment in the camps in 1938 – and again in 1951. His parents met during their exile in the North. In 1956, after his father’s death in detention, he and his mother moved back to Leningrad. In the 1960s, Arseny Roginsky studied at the historical and philological faculty of Tartu University, with the famous semiotician Juri Lotman as his most important teacher. After finishing his exam, he worked in Leningrad as a bibliographer and as a teacher of …read more

Source: Heinrich Boell Foundation

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