Leonid Plyushch

Soviet mathematician and dissident (1939-2015)

Leonid Plyushch (Ukrainian: Плющ Леонід Іванович; 26 April 1938 – 4 June 2015) was a Ukrainian mathematician and Soviet dissident. Plyushch became a dissident by taking a public stance on political hot topics of the time. He was arrested in January 1972 on charges of anti-Soviet activity, and was jailed for a year before his trial began.

Leonid Plyushch
Born(1938-04-26)26 April 1938
Died4 June 2015(2015-06-04) (aged 77)
Known forSoviet dissident

Plyushch was born into a Ukrainian working-class family in 1938 in Naryn, Kirghizia. He died on 4 June 2015 in France, aged 77.[1]


  1. "Помер правозахисник, дисидент Леонід Плющ" (in Ukrainian). RFE/RL. 4 June 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2015.

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