Natalia Gorbanevská

    is a Russian poet, translator from Polish and civil rights activist. ON 25 August 1968, together with Konstantin Babitski, Tatiana Bayeva, Larisa Bogoraz, Vadim Delone, Vladimir Dremliuga, Pavel Litvinov and Viktor Faynberg she protested against the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in Moscow’s Red Square. She was the only one not detained during the protest as she came pushing a pram with her 3-month old baby. She was arrested in 1969 and detained in a closed psychiatric institution. In 1975 she emigrated to Paris where she now lives. In 1976 Joan Baez dedicated to her the song Natalia.