Imprisoned for telling a joke
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Vera Golubeva: Teacher imprisoned for telling a joke

Vera Golubeva was a teacher when she was put in prison for telling a joke. This was in Soviet Union in the 1950s.

This year, the Russian government is funding the first ever national monument to victims of political repression – which will be opened in Moscow in October.

  • 17 Aug 2017
  • From the section Europe
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