Semyon Gluzman: Meeting a Soviet-era dissident again after 35 years

In the Soviet Union there were rare individuals who fought for human rights, at great personal expense. One was psychiatrist Semyon Gluzman, who condemned the incarceration of dissidents in mental hospitals. The BBC’s Owen Bennett Jones met him once in the 1980s and again this year – and this time he was full of hope for the future of his country.

It all began when I told my tutor at the London

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