End notes (49.21)

<<No 49 : 14 May 1978>>

[1] This date, 3 ½ weeks later than the date on the Chronicle‘s title-page, is nonetheless correct, and illustrates one aspect of how the Chronicle is compiled. A cut-off date is chosen by the editors (in this case 14 May 1978), and then all material about events prior to that date is collected, edited and put in order. This process takes several weeks in the conditions the editors work in. But if important material arrives at the last moment, from a fully reliable source, it is sometimes inserted even if its date is later than the chosen cover-date.

[2] By mid-September Nikolayev had been released. He spoke at a press conference of the Moscow Helsinki Group reported in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 22 September 1978.

[3] Far-right anti-Semitic groups used by the tsarist authorities in the early 20th century to carry out pogroms against Jews.

[4] This 854-page book, Tashkentskii protsess, was published in Russian in 1976 by the Herzen Foundation (Amstel 268, Amsterdam — C). It concerns the trial of 10 Crimean Tatars in 1969.

[5] The Russian edition of A Chronicle of Human Rights in the USSR (see Bibliographical Note).

[6] Cf. note 1 above.

[7] The full text of this psychiatric report (6 pp.) by Dr Alexander Voloshanovich is in the possession of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London, and other medical bodies.

[8] Note 7 above applies also to this report (4 pp).

[9] Copies of these documents and Zenkov’s article are in the files of Keston College, Kent, as are other religious documents referred to in this Chronicle.

[10] Konstantin Gamsakhurdia, father of the arrested Zviad Gamsakhurdia, is regarded by many Georgians as their greatest modern novelist.

[11] It circulated, however, in samizdat, and has reached the West.

[12] Pseudonym of Ivan Yefimov …