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Jüri Kukk

Jüri Kukk (May 1, 1940, Pärnu, Estonia — March 27, 1981, Vologda[1] , Russia) was an Estonian professor of chemistry, a political prisoner, who died in a Soviet labor camp after several months of being on hunger strike and psychiatric treatments.[2][3]

He resigned from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1978 and was subsequently fired from the post of Associate Professor of chemistry at Tartu University. He was also refused permission to emigrate.[2]

Jüri Kukk was arrested in February 1980 "for distribution of anti-Soviet Propaganda".[4]

References and notes

  1. ^ The New York Times incorrectly gave the place of death as Murmansk, repeated in some other sources. Catalog of photos, among which some of the grave of Jüri Kukk, one of them titled as "Jüri Kukk's grave site in Vologda Identified by a post bearing his prison number 23781. 30 March 1981")
  2. ^ a b Rein Taagepera, "Estonia: Return to Independence",p. 113-115
  3. ^ Rein Taagepera, Softening without Liberalization in the Soviet Union: The Case of Juri Kukk, 1984, ISBN 0-8191-3801-0, 254pp
  4. ^ "AROUND THE WORLD; Estonian Dissident, 40, Said to Die in Soviet Camp".

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