The detention of Valentin Prussakov, 1967-1968 (1.7)

<< No 1 : 30 April 1968 >>

In February 1967 Valentin Prussakov, a student of the Institute of Railway Engineers, was arrested in Moscow. During a search it was mainly his verses which were confiscated [1].

He was charged under Article 70 of the RSRSR Criminal Code. In February 1968 a trial was fixed but not held, and in March, after being kept for thirteen months in custody (in Lefortovo Prison), Prussakov was released and the case closed for lack of a corpus delicti.

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