|Political party||National Patriotic Front of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina|
Between 1969 and 1971, he was a founder of a clandestine National Patriotic Front of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina, established by several young intellectuals in Chişinău, totaling over 100 members, vowing to fight for the establishment of a Moldavian Democratic Republic, its secession from the Soviet Union and union with Romania. In December 1971, following an informative note from Ion Stănescu, the President of the Council of State Security of the Romanian Socialist Republic, to Yuri Andropov, the chief of KGB, Alexandru Usatiuc-Bulgăr as well as Valeriu Graur, Alexandru Şoltoianu, and Gheorghe Ghimpu were arrested and later sentenced to long prison terms.
He was the president of the Association of former political deportees (Romanian: Asociaţia foştilor deportaţi politici).
The Commission for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Moldova will study and analyze the 1940-1991 period of the communist regime.
- "Magazin Istoric nr. 12/1999 - Cititorii în replică". Archived from the original on 2009-03-06. Retrieved 2009-09-22.
- Unionişti basarabeni, turnaţi de Securitate la KGB Archived 2009-04-13 at the Wayback Machine
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