Polish PM, Foreign Ministry remember Russian human rights activist

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Poland's Foreign Ministry paid tribute to Soviet-era dissident and human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who died in Moscow on Saturday at the age of 91.

"I bow my head to the achievements of Lyudmila Alexeyeva, who died today. Everyone affected by communist totalitarianism will keep her in grateful memory," Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki wrote on Twitter on Saturday.

The Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs also said farewell to the prominent activist. "Lyudmila Alexeyeva has passed away, she was active until the very end, a teacher to many generations of human rights defenders, who dreamed of a democratic Russia, her attitude will remain a guide for us," the ministry's Twitter post read.

Alexeyeva, a legendary human rights activist was born in Yevpatoria in the Crimea. She was the leader of the Moscow Helsinki Group, one of Russia's oldest human rights organisations which she helped to found in 1976. She became the symbol of Russian civil society and resistance in modern-day Russia.