The deportation of Solzhenitsyn, 13 February 1974 (32.1)

<<No 32 : 17 July 1974>> On 13 February, after a prolonged and large-scale persecution campaign in the press, Alexander Isayevich SOLZHENITSYN was deported from the Soviet Union. The immediate cause was the publication of his GULag Archipelago by the YMCA Press (CCE 30.16).[1] The circumstances surrounding the publication of this book, as well as … Continue reading The deportation of Solzhenitsyn, 13 February 1974 (32.1)

Moscow’s Unofficial Scientific Seminar, July 1974 (32.12)

«No 32 : 17 July 1974» A group of Jewish scientists who wish to emigrate to Israel and have for long been deprived of work and scholarly contacts with their colleagues in the USSR, have invited the international scientific community to attend an international seminar in Moscow devoted to the application of physics and mathematics … Continue reading Moscow’s Unofficial Scientific Seminar, July 1974 (32.12)

APPEAL

HARD COPIES of the Chronicle of Current Events (issues 28-64, 1972-1982) are needed to complete this website When this website was launched in September 2015 it contained every issue of the Chronicle that had ever been translated, including early numbers (1-15) that were not published and widely circulated. Too many of the issues accessible here … Continue reading APPEAL

The Arrests of Lazareva and Maltseva, September 1980 (60.10)

<<No 60 : 31 December 1980>> On 26 September 1980 the feminist Natalya Lazareva (b. 1947) was arrested in Leningrad (on feminism, see CCE 55.9 "Miscellaneous Reports" and 57.18 "The Right to Leave"). She was charged under Article 190-1 of the RSFSR Criminal Code.[1] On 16 December searches were conducted in Leningrad in connection with … Continue reading The Arrests of Lazareva and Maltseva, September 1980 (60.10)

Persecution of Believers-1, March 1978 (CCE 48.16)

[1] Catholics in Moldavia; [2] Adventists. CATHOLICS IN MOLDAVIA There are 15,000 Catholics in Moldavia. They are Germans, Poles and Ukrainians. Communities of Catholics exist in Beltsy, Bendery, Tiraspol, Rashkovo, Grigorovka, Andriyashevka and other towns and villages. In the only Catholic chapel open in Moldavia the priest, Vladislav Zavalnyuk, is forbidden to give sermons in … Continue reading Persecution of Believers-1, March 1978 (CCE 48.16)

The persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses (1970-1986)

By the mid-1970s the Chronicle regularly published a section reporting on “The persecution of [religious] believers”. Often it was further subdivided between Adventists, Pentecostalists and Baptists, joined from time to time by Orthodox Christians and Catholics in Moldova. References to the harassment of Jehovah’s Witnesses are far less frequent, as the following examples show. (There … Continue reading The persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses (1970-1986)