Vladimir Semyonovich Slepak
Владимир Семёнович Слепак
|Died||April 24, 2015 (aged 87)|
New York City, United States
|Citizenship||Soviet Union (1927–1987), Israel (1987–2015)|
|Alma mater||Moscow Aviation Institute|
|Known for||human rights activism, participation in the Moscow Helsinki Group|
|Movement||dissident movement in the Soviet Union|
Vladimir Semyonovich Slepak (Russian: Влади́мир Семёнович Слепа́к, 29 October 1927, Moscow – 24 April 2015, New York City) was a Soviet dissident, refusenik, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group. Along with his wife Mariya Slepak (née Rashkovskaya) and sons Alexander and Leonid he fought for the right of Jews to emigrate from the Soviet Union.
He participated in the compilation of about 70 documents, appeals by Moscow Helsinki Group.
He graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute as a radio engineer.
He lived and worked in Moscow as the head of the laboratory at the Research Institute of television in Golyanovo District and trust "Spetsgeofizika."
For his human rights activities he was convicted and exiled to the village of Tsokto-Khangil, Agin-Buryat Autonomous Okrug in the Chita Oblast from 1978 to 1983.
He spent nearly five years in Siberian exile for unfurling a banner that read, "Let Us Go..." Subsequently, he emigrated in October 1987 after 17 years has passed since his first application to the Visa Office. He lived with his family in Kfar Saba, Israel.