Died the head of “Memorial” Arseny Roginsky
Moscow. 18 Dec. INTERFAX.RU — Chairman of the human rights and charitable society “memorial” Arseny Roginsky has died on 72-m to year of life, said the Chairman of the Board of the human rights centre “memorial” Oleg Orlov.
“A. B. was one of the founders of “Memorial”. For us, the “memorial” is more than just an organization than a place of work. Arseny Borisovich for all was just a family man,” said Orlov, “Interfax”.
He noted that the death Roginsky — an irreparable loss not only for Memorial but for the whole Russia.
“He was a man, not just intelligent, but more, deeper, a wise man. Without him what was the meaning of life, the work of the “Memorial”, the recovery of historical memory, would not have taken place. He was a leader, our leader,” added Orlov.
Russian historian, human rights activist, social activist, Chairman of the Board human rights and charitable society “memorial,” Roginsky was born 30 Mar 1946 in Velsk in Arkhangelsk region. He graduated from the historical-philological faculty of the University of Tartu, 1968-1981 years he lived in Leningrad.
In 1981 Roginsky was arrested and sentenced to four years in prison on false charges of forgery. In 1985 was released in 1992 fully rehabilitated.
In 1988-1989, he became one of the founders of the historical-educational, human rights and charitable society “memorial”, since 1998 he was Chairman of its Board.