Valeriya Ilyinichna Novodvorskaya (Russian: Вале́рия Ильи́нична Новодво́рская; 17 May 1950 – 12 July 2014) was a liberal  Russian politician and Soviet dissident. She was the founder and the chairwoman of the "Democratic Union" party and a member of the editorial board of the news magazine The New Times. Novodvorskaya was a fierce critic of the president Vladimir Putin and his regime.
|1st Chairman of the Democratic Union|
8 May 1988 – 12 July 2014
|Preceded by||Position created|
Valeriya Ilyinichna Novodvorskaya
17 May 1950
Baranovichi, Belorussian SSR, Soviet Union
|Died||12 July 2014 (aged 64)|
|Political party||Democratic Union|
|Occupation||journalist of "The New Times"|
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