Vladimir Linderman

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Vladimir Linderman
Native name Владимир Линдерман
Born November 3, 1958 (1958-11-03) (age 58)
Riga, Latvian SSR
Nationality Non-citizen of Latvia
Occupation politician, publicist
Known for Russian minority rights activism
Political party For native language!
Movement National Bolshevik Party
Partner(s) Tatjana Zubareva
Children 4 children

Vladimir Linderman (Russian: Влади́мир Ли́ндерман, pseudonym Abel; born November 3, 1958) is a Latvian and Russian publicist, political dissident of Jewish[1][2] origin, and a member of Russia's unregistered National Bolshevik Party since 1997. Linderman is non-citizen of Latvia.


In 1991 Linderman worked in the Russian editorial office of the Atmoda newspaper.[3] In 1998 Linderman was leader of the Latvian branch of the NBP.[4] From 2002, Linderman was a member of the Central Committee of the National Bolshevik Party. In 2003, he was arrested and spent 19 days in Lefortovo Prison.[5] Linderman was detained on June 21, 2006[6] but fled as Russian police launched his extradition to Latvia and remained in hiding for two more years.[7] In 2007, Linderman was one of the organizers of the Dissenters March. Linderman was deported from Russia to Latvia on March 19, 2008. He was accused of storing explosives and of calling for the overthrow of the political system.[8][9] From March 20, 2008 to 3 July 2008, Linderman was held in a temporary detention facility in Riga.[10][11][12] [13] Linderman was found innocent by Latvian courts. In 2009 Linderman was the founder and leader of the Latvian political party 13 January Movement.[14][15] In 2011, Linderman was co-founder of an NGO called "Native Language"[16] and initiated constitutional referendum in Latvia.[17][18][19] In 2012, Linderman became leader of the political party For native language!.[20]


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