In 1983, together with Cuban dissident Armando Valladares , Bukovsky co-founded and was later elected president of Resistance International .   The anti-Communist organisation was run from a small office in Paris by Soviet dissidents and emigres, notably Vladimir Maximov and Eduard Kuznetsov .  In 1985 it expanded into the American Foundation for Resistance International.  Among the prominent members of the board were Albert Jolis and Jeane Kirkpatrick while Midge Decter , Yuri Yarim-Agaev, Richard Perle , Saul Bellow , Robert Conquest and Martin Colman were on the body's advisory committee.  The Foundation aimed to be a coordinating centre for dissident and democratic movements seeking to overturn communism in Eastern Europe and elsewhere. It organised protests in the communist countries and in the West, and opposed western financial assistance to communist governments. The Foundation also created the National Council to Support Democratic Movements (National Council for Democracy) with the goal of aiding the emergence of democratic rule-of-law governments, and providing assistance with the writing of constitutions and the formation of civil institutions.