Eduard Limonov

Russian writer (1943-2020)

Eduard Limonov (Russian: Эдуа́рд Лимо́нов, real name Eduard Veniaminovich Savenko, Russian: Эдуа́рд Вениами́нович Саве́нко; 22 February 1943 – 17 March 2020) was a Russian writer, poet, publicist, and political dissident. He was the founder of the banned National Bolshevik Party and leader of political party The Other Russia.

Eduard Limonov in 2018

He was a critic of Vladimir Putin. Limonov was one of the leaders of The Other Russia political bloc.[1] However, following the 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine, he has expressed some support for Putin.[2][3][4]

Limonov died at a hospital in Moscow of surgery-related problems on 17 March 2020, aged 77.[5]

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  1. "Kasparov on Voronezh: If This is a Democracy, Let Us March". The Other Russia. 31 May 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
  2. "Ukraine crisis: Crimea is just the first step, say Moscow's pro-Putin demonstrators". Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  3. "Famous Kremlin Critic Changes Course, Says Putin Not a Monster (Limonov)". Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016.
  4. Bershidsky, Leonid (30 December 2014). "Putin Goes Medieval on the Russian Opposition". Archived from the original on 9 April 2016. Retrieved 2 December 2016 – via
  5. Eduard Limonov, Soviet-Era dissident & writer who shocked Russia, dead at 77