Alla Gerber

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Alla Gerber

Alla Yefremovna Gerber (Russian: А́лла Ефре́мовна Ге́рбер, born 3 January 1932 in Moscow) is a Russian politician, journalist and film critic.


In 1955, Alla Gerber graduated from the faculty of law of the Moscow State University. In the following years she worked as a lawyer and a journalist. First, she worked for Moskovskij Komsomolets and was a correspondent of the newspapers Junost (ru), Izvestia, Literaturnaya Gazeta and Moskovskaya Pravda. Since 1963 she has written over 1000 articles and 8 books. She is also a member of the Russian Union of Journalists and former member of the USSR Union of Writers.[1]

Political commitment[edit]

  • 1989: Co-organizer of the pro-perestroika-writer movement "Aprel" ("Апрель")
  • 1990: First anti-fascist process in the USSR, with the conviction of a functionary of the ultra-nationalist organization Pamyat "(Russian for "memory") ended
  • 1991: leading member of the movement "Democratic Russia" and founder of the Moscow Anti-Fascist Centre
  • 1993: Members of the first State Duma of the Russian Federation in the group “Russia’s choice” ("Выбор России")
  • Since 1995: Research fellow of the Institute for the Economy in Transition ("Института экономики переходного периода"),[2] president of the Holocaust Foundation, member of the editorial board of the library "Holocaust" and, among others co-author of "The history of the Holocaust on Soviet territory"
  • Since 2007: Member of the Public Chamber of Russia

In the Duma she dealt, among others, with laws in the following areas:

  • limiting the privileges of the deputies and state officials
  • Governmental and Non-State secondary education
  • banning of extremist organizations, hate mongering and National Socialist symbols
  • Protection of Museums and Libraries

Awards and honors[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ CV of Alla Gerber (Russian)
  2. ^ Institute for the Economy in Transition (English)

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