Urgent Hospitalization of Mentally-Ill Persons Representing a Public Danger, August 1971 (28.9)

<< No 28 : 31 December 1972 >> Excerpts from the directives approved on 9 August 1971 by N, Zhogin, Deputy Procurator-General of the USSR, and on 10 August by M. Uskov, Deputy USSR Minister of Internal Affairs, and confirmed on 26 August 1971 by A. Serenko, Deputy USSR Minister of Public Health.[1] Printed at … Continue reading Urgent Hospitalization of Mentally-Ill Persons Representing a Public Danger, August 1971 (28.9)

Guided Search

250 names of places, people, publications and organisations are shown in the Guided Search section of the right-hand column. (Аnother eighty are being recorded.) ♦ Soviet Republics and cities (see also Maps) The described events all took place in the USSR and its 15 constituent Union Republics. e.g. Uzbek SSR. (Certain Autonomous Republics (ASSR) within … Continue reading Guided Search

USING THIS WEBSITE

The 63 published and translated issues of A Chronicle of Current Events can be accessed through the menu bar above. (1) Many of the early issues (CCE 1-24 : April 1968-May 1972) have been fully digitized The contents of every report they contain may be searched in a variety of ways as indicated in the … Continue reading USING THIS WEBSITE

No 62 : 14 July 1981

THE STRUGGLE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE SOVIET UNION CONTINUES None of the reports in this issue have been digitised. Page numbers for the pdf version (CCE No 62, see below) are given to the right of the items in this Contents page * 1. The Death of Juri Kukk  [6] 2. The Arrest of … Continue reading No 62 : 14 July 1981

Renewal of Fainberg and Borisov’s Hunger-Strike, January 1972 (23.4)

<<No 23 : 5 January 1972>> Victor Fainberg and Vladimir Borisov, who are in the Leningrad Special Psychiatric Hospital, declared a new hunger-strike on 26 December 1971 (on their previous hunger-strike see CCE 19.3 and CCE 22.8, item 14). Between 20 and 26 December 1971 Fainberg appealed to the USSR Minister of Health, Academician Petrovsky, … Continue reading Renewal of Fainberg and Borisov’s Hunger-Strike, January 1972 (23.4)

Banned Films, 1966-1970 (19.9)

<<No 19 : 30 April 1971>> The Chronicle here gives a list (clearly incomplete) of films of recent years which have not reached the general public. I. “Arrested” films [1] A. Alov, V. Naumov: A Nasty Tale (Based on the story by F. Dostoyevsky). Mosfilm, 1966. [2] S. Paradzhanov: Kievan Frescoes. Dovzhenko Studio [Kiev], 1966 … Continue reading Banned Films, 1966-1970 (19.9)

Traditional Days of Protest in the Soviet Union, December 1976 (43.2)

<< No. 43 : 31 December 1976 >> 30 OCTOBER 1976 POLITICAL PRISONERS' DAY In 1976 Political Prisoners’ Day was observed for the third time. [1a]  In camps and prisons the traditional hunger-strikes took place on that day; over sixty people took part. Among them were: ● the women prisoners Irina Stasiv-Kalynets, Oksana Popovich, Irina … Continue reading Traditional Days of Protest in the Soviet Union, December 1976 (43.2)

Political Prisoners in Psychiatric Hospitals: A Survey of Documents, March 1971 (18.1)

«No 18 : 5 March 1971» The imprisonment of dissenters in psychiatric hospitals continues to be the subject of public concern and protest. 1. In a letter appealing to the psychiatrists of a number of countries, the Action Group for the Defence of Human Rights in the USSR, stresses once more that this form of … Continue reading Political Prisoners in Psychiatric Hospitals: A Survey of Documents, March 1971 (18.1)

Inmates of the Women’s Political Camp ZhKh 385/3, August 1970 (15.8)

«No 15 : 31 August 1970» Mordovia camp complex, ZhKh 385/3 1. Zaritskaya, Yekaterina Mironovna Born 1914 in the town of Kolomyya [Ivano-Frankovsk Region] in the family of a school teacher. Graduated from Lvov's Lysenko Musical Institute and the Lvov Polytechnic Institute. Arrested in 1934 for taking part in the assassination of the Polish minister … Continue reading Inmates of the Women’s Political Camp ZhKh 385/3, August 1970 (15.8)

The expulsion of Solzhenitsyn from the Writers’ Union, 4 November 1969 (11.1)

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» On 4 November 1969 the great Russian writer A. I. Solzhenitsyn was expelled from the Writers' Union by the Ryazan branch of the Writers' Union of the Russian Republic (RSFSR). Of the seven members of the Ryazan branch, six were present at the meeting: Vasily Matushkin (Ryazan), Sergei Baranov … Continue reading The expulsion of Solzhenitsyn from the Writers’ Union, 4 November 1969 (11.1)

Persecution of the Action Group for the Defence of Civil Rights, October 1969 (10.4)

«No 10 : 31 October 1969» The act of a group of Soviet citizens [CCE 8.10] in appealing to an international organization, the United Nations, and protesting against violations in the Soviet Union of basic civil rights and Soviet laws, has become the subject of investigations by the KGB and the Procuracy. The Chronicle has … Continue reading Persecution of the Action Group for the Defence of Civil Rights, October 1969 (10.4)

P.G. Grigorenko on the special psychiatric hospitals, December 1969 (11.2)

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» In her book Midday [Polden] Natalya Gorbanevskaya includes the following account by P.G. Grigorenko. It is published here in abbreviated form. *** The idea of "special psychiatric hospitals" is not in itself without merit, but as for the way this idea is implemented in our country, there is nothing … Continue reading P.G. Grigorenko on the special psychiatric hospitals, December 1969 (11.2)

Red Square at Noon – Gorbanevskaya letter, 28 August 1968 (3.3)

«No 3 : 30 August 1968» The most outspoken protest against the aggression in Czechoslovakia was the sit-down demonstration which took place in Red Square at 12 noon on 25 August  1968. A letter from one of the participants in the demonstration, Natalya Gorbanevskaya, gives detailed information about this event: "To the chief editors of … Continue reading Red Square at Noon – Gorbanevskaya letter, 28 August 1968 (3.3)

The Arrest of Andrei Tverdokhlebov, 18 April 1975 (36.1)

<<No 36 : 31 May 1975>> On 18 April 1975 Andrei Tverdokhlebov, an active participant in the human rights movement, was arrested in Moscow. The arrest was carried out by the Moscow procurator’s office. Tverdokhlebov is charged under Article 190-1 of the RSFSR Criminal Code. The investigation is headed by Senior Investigator Gusev of the … Continue reading The Arrest of Andrei Tverdokhlebov, 18 April 1975 (36.1)

Leonid Plyushch is Released to go Abroad, December 1975 (38.9)

<<No 38 : 31 December 1975>> In October there were more meetings and demonstrations on behalf of Leonid Plyushch in the West. In a letter Malva Landa called on those who participated in such actions not to slacken their efforts to obtain Plyushch's release. Tatyana Khodorovich and Plyushch's wife Tatyana Zhitnikova sent an expression of … Continue reading Leonid Plyushch is Released to go Abroad, December 1975 (38.9)

Civil Protest in Russia, yesterday and today (16 May, Glasgow)

Repressive policies, political prisoners and trends in non-violent resistance Speaker: Elena SANNIKOVA in Russian with interpretation ♦ 5 to 6.45 pm, Thursday, 16 May at Main Seminar Room, Central and East European Studies, Lilybank Gardens, University of Glasgow (Gilmorehill campus) ♦ Over the past 10 years, the level of repression has been steadily rising in Russia. … Continue reading Civil Protest in Russia, yesterday and today (16 May, Glasgow)

Political Prisoners, 1 February 1987 (KGB report)

KGB report to Gorbachev (Bukovsky Archives online). The numbers then serving a sentence under Articles 70,  190-1 and 142 of the RSFSR Criminal Code. One third held in psychiatric institutions; encouraging applications for a pardon from such prisoners; terms of release terms eased [Russian 1 Feb 87, 183-Ch] (9 pp)  Excerpts. ================================== [page one of … Continue reading Political Prisoners, 1 February 1987 (KGB report)

No 31 : 17 May 1974

ACTION IN DEFENCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE SOVIET UNION CONTINUES *** Some of the reports in this issue have been digitised. The others may be located by page numbers in the pdf version (CCE Nos 28-31) after the items in this Contents page *** Introduction PART ONE: Events of 1973-1974  [pdf, 65-71] (1) The … Continue reading No 31 : 17 May 1974