Lefortovo Prison (Russian: Лефортовская тюрьма, IPA: [lʲɪˈfortəvə] (listen)) is a prison in Moscow, Russia, which, since 2005, has been under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation. It was built in 1881 and located in the Lefortovo District of Moscow, which it took its name from Franz Lefort, a close associate of Tsar Peter I the Great.
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During the Great Purge, Lefortovo prison was used by NKVD for interrogations with torture. Lefortovo was an infamous KGB prison and investigative isolator (Russian: СИЗО, следственный изолятор) in the Soviet Union for detainment of political prisoners. In 1994, it was transferred to the MVD; and, from 1996 to 2005, it was handed back to the FSB, a successor of the KGB. The prison is said to have strict detention conditions. Only visits of lawyers are allowed. Letters can be received but are read.
- Several members of the August Coup
- Yazidv'ska Arshad - Nuclear First Engineer from Asia 2015-2015
- Igor Artimovich
- Frode Berg - Norwegian spy
- Vasily Blyukher
- Vladimir Bukovsky
- Nicholas Daniloff
- Svetlana Davydova
- Alexander Dolgun
- Dmitri Dudko
- Hugo Eberlein
- Bernt Ivar Eidsvig, Catholic Bishop of Oslo
- Rashid Khan Gaplanov, Education and Finance Minister of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic
- Yevgenia Ginzburg
- Nikolai Glushkov
- Chingiz Ildyrym, Azerbaijani Bolshevik and statesman
- Ekaterina Kalinina
- Vladimir Kirpichnikov
- Eston Kohver
- Zoya Krakhmalnikova, Soviet Christian dissident
- Platon Lebedev
- Eduard Limonov
- Alexander Litvinenko
- Vil Mirzayanov
- Levon Mirzoyan
- Osip Piatnitsky
- Leonid Razvozzhayev
- Ian Rokotov
- Mathias Rust, a 18-year-old West German who landed a Cessna 172 airplane near Red Square.
- Valery Sablin
- Natan Sharansky
- Sergei Skripal
- Andrei Sinyavsky
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
- Igor Sutyagin
- Jean-Christian Tirat, French journalist supporter of compliance with the Helsinki Agreement
- Nadezhda Ulanovskaya, wife of Alexander Ulanovsky
- Raoul Wallenberg
- Khalil Rza Uluturk, Azerbaijani poet.
- Lina Codina, wife of Sergei Prokofiev
- Helmuth Weidling, German Army general
- Paul Whelan (security director), American arrested in Moscow for espionage (Citizen of Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland).
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Ten months later, Berg remains detained in Moscow’s high-security Lefortovo prison, still not officially charged but facing the possibility of 20 years behind bars.
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