No, I'm Not Afraid

No I m Not Afraid Her first book compiled from smuggled texts the publication of which led to the international outcry that occasioned her freedom is available here in revised translations based on definitive Russia

Her first book, compiled from smuggled texts, the publication of which led to the international outcry that occasioned her freedom, is available here in revised translations based on definitive Russian texts supplied by the author after her release.

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  1. Irina Ratushinskaya D. McDuff Ирина Ратушинская says:
    Irina Ratushinskaya was born in Odessa, Ukraine Her father was Boris Leonidovich, an engineer, and her mother was Irina Valentinovna Ratushinsky, a teacher of Russian literature Her mother s family originated from Poland, and her grandfather was deported to Siberia shortly after the January Uprising, a Polish uprising against forced conscription in the Russian Army in 1863.Irina was educated at Odessa University and was graduated with a master s degree in physics in 1976 Before her graduation she taught at a primary school in Odessa from 1975 78 On September 17, 1982, Irina was arrested for anti Soviet agitation In April 1983, she was convicted of agitation carried on for the purpose of subverting or weakening the Soviet regime , sentenced to seven years in a labor camp followed by five years of internal exile She was released on October 9, 1986, on the eve of the summit in Reykjav k, Iceland between President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.While imprisoned, Irina continued to write poetry Her previous works usually centered on love, Christian theology, and artistic creation, not on politics or policies as her accusers stated Her new works that were written in prison, which were written on soap until memorized and then washed away, number some 250 They expressed an appreciation for human rights liberty, freedom, and the beauty of life Her memoir, Grey is the Colour of Hope, chronicles her prison experience Her later poems recount her struggles to endure the hardships and horrors of prison life Irina is a member of International PEN, who monitored her situation during her incarceration.In 1987, Irina moved to the United States, where she received the Religious Freedom Award from the Institute on Religion and Democracy In the same year she was deprived of Soviet citizenship by Politburo She also was the Poet in Residence at Northwestern University from 1987 89 She lived in London, UK until December 1998, when she returned to Russia to educate her children in Russian school after a year of procedures to restore Russian citizenship.She lives in Moscow with her husband, human rights activist Igor Gerashchenko, and two sons from

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