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Ratushinskaya

Irina . born 1954, Russian poet and writer, living in Britain: imprisoned (1983--86) in a Soviet labour camp on charges of subversion. Her publications include Poems (1984), Grey is the Colour of Hope (1988), and The Odessans (1992)
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This was a revised version of 'No, I'm not afraid' (strange that merely swapping the original oboe part for a soprano saxophone - here the admirable Amy Dickson - should be described as a world premiere), a realisation of six poems by Russian dissident Irina Ratushinskaya for speaker (Beamish herself narrated) and chamber ensemble.
Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, Derek Walcott, and Seamus Heaney, as well as many other fascinating writers such as Allen Ginsberg, Annie Proulx, Richard Powers, Ben Okri, Ivan Klima, Carlos Fuentes, Andrei Voznesensky, Irina Ratushinskaya, R.
The experience was to lead to friendships with several former Soviet dissidents, including Solzhenitsyn himself, Irina Ratushinskaya and Vladimir Bukovsky.
In 1986 he campaigned vigorously for the release of Russian poet Irina Ratushinskaya, who was imprisoned unfairly by the Soviet regime.
In the 1980s he locked himself in a replica of a Soviet prison cell for 46 days during Lent to highlight the plight of Russian poet Irina Ratushinskaya.
A sort of sequel to Mandelstam's autobiography is also by a woman, but a woman-poet and Russian orthodox believer, Irina Ratushinskaya, who wrote Gray is the Color of Hope (1990) primarily not about herself but about a group of fellow women political prisoners in a concentration camp from 1983-1986.
Appearing at "Blood and Letters," a conference in London organized by the women's theater company, The Spinx, in conjunction with the National Theatre's education department, she shared the platform with dissident Ukrainian poet Irina Ratushinskaya and Amrit Wilson, a writer and activist on black women's and anti racist issues.
He also pored over the work of other writers who had suffered, including Ngg wa Thiong'o from Kenya, who was forced into exile, Ken Saro-Wiwa, who was hanged in Nigeria in 1995, South African anti-apartheid activist Dennis Brutus and the Russian dissident Irina Ratushinskaya.
During Lent 1986, he locked himself up in a replica prison cell for 46 days on behalf of imprisoned Russian poet, Irina Ratushinskaya.
The Russian poet Irina Ratushinskaya, writing about the labour camps in her memoir, Grey is the Colour of Hope, stated: `If you allow hatred to take root .
Also taking part will be Russian poet Irina Ratushinskaya, who spent four years in Soviet concentration camps during the 1980s.