76-year-old dissident artist Yelena Osipova

Yelena Andreyevna Osipova (Russian: Елена Андреевна Осипова; born November 11, 1945)[1] is an artist and political activist from Saint Petersburg.[2][3] She became popularized in the media as “grandmother for peace” when she was arrested for protesting against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[4][5] Life Osipova’s parents were survivors of the Siege of Leningrad, but the rest of her family died.[6] Her grandmother had previously worked as a security guard in the Russian Museum. Osipova studied at the Tavricheskaya Art School.[7] Osipova is known for participation in public protests, with placards she has made herself. She has a distinctive artistic style,…

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