Arkady Polishchuk, Russian human rights activist and author of Dancing on Thin Ice: Travails of a Russian Dissenter, was recently interviewed by Jared Foretek for Washington Jewish Week. In reflecting on Polishchuk’s career and memoir, Foretek remarks that:
“Polishchuk describes much of his life with a chuckle. He says that the book is, in part, meant to convey the absurdity of the Soviet experience. But he acknowledges the deadly serious stakes dissidents and religious groups — like the evangelical Christian community he came to sympathize with — faced under the Communist Party.
Polischuk became a vocal advocate for evangelical Christians in Russia through his career as a journalist and lecturer working with Radio Free Europe and Amnesty International.”
Read the full article: “Jewish journalist chronicles his turn from ‘good Soviet boy’ to dissenter”