Women Activists and Prisoners

in A Chronicle of Current Events (1968-1983) Looking at an earlier version of this website, the late Marjorie FARQUHARSON commented, "I don't see many women here, John." I looked and they were there, but not perhaps as visible as they could be. One response was a simple change to the "Guided Search" (Tags) in the … Continue reading Women Activists and Prisoners

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)

On this day …

On 4 November 1972, the poet Yury Galanskov died in the prison hospital at Barashevo in Mordovia. He was 33 years old. Together with Alexander Ginzburg and two others, Galanskov was prosecuted and convicted at a closed trial in January 1968.  

Persecution of Believers, March 1978 (CCE 48.16), pt 2

Persecution of Believers, pt 1 (CCE 48.16) [3] PENTECOSTALISTS; [4] BAPTISTS. Pentecostalists In 1973 Pentecostalist A. V. Chertkova (b. 1927), was sent to a psychiatric hospital. During the course of several years Chertkova had been trying to obtain accommodation in Alma-Ata [Kazakh SSR]. She did not manage to get either a room or a place … Continue reading Persecution of Believers, March 1978 (CCE 48.16), pt 2

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

Persecution of Believers (CCE 48.16), pt 2 [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 … Continue reading Persecution of Believers, March 1978 (CCE 48.16), pt 1