Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea (2020)

Monstrous sentences against Crimean Tatar journalists & activists (16 September 2020) In the last decades of the Soviet regime, dissidents received 7-10-year sentences for "anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda". Modern Russia, persecuting Ukrainian citizens on illegally occupied territory for their religious beliefs and political views, is doubling such sentences. Seven Crimean Tatar civic journalists and activists … Continue reading Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea (2020)

In the Moscow Writers’ Organisation, Spring 1974 (32.17) V. Voinovich

The Expulsion of Vladimir Voinovich from the USSR Writers’ Union A meeting of the bureau of the prose section was arranged several times and cancelled for lack of a quorum: the majority of bureau members failed to appear “because of illness”. The meeting eventually took place on 30 January 1974. Georgy Radov was in the … Continue reading In the Moscow Writers’ Organisation, Spring 1974 (32.17) V. Voinovich

In the Moscow Writers’ Organisation, Spring 1974 (32.17) L.K. Chukovskaya

The Expulsion of Lydia Chukovskaya from the USSR Writers’ Union In March 1974, the Information Bulletin of the Board Secretariat of the USSR Writers' Union (an internal publication of the Secretariat) contained the following announcement: In the Secretariat of the Board of the Moscow Writers’ OrganizationThe disciplinary case of L.K. Chukovskaya was discussed at a … Continue reading In the Moscow Writers’ Organisation, Spring 1974 (32.17) L.K. Chukovskaya

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)