Appeal by Grigorenko and Yakhimovich, 23 February 1969 (6.11)

«No 6 : 28 February 1969» We consider it essential to end this issue of the Chronicle with the following document: TO THE CITIZENS OF THE SOVIET UNION 28 February 1969 The series of self-immolations, begun on 16 January 1969 by the Prague student Jan Palach in protest against the interference in the internal affairs … Continue reading Appeal by Grigorenko and Yakhimovich, 23 February 1969 (6.11)

The fate of Pyotr Grigorenko, June 1970 (14.2)

<<No 14 : 30 June 1970>> On 13 May Academicians M.A. Leontovich and A.D. Sakharov, Master of physico-mathematical sciences V.F. Turchin and physicist V.N. Chalidze lodged a “Complaint concerning supervisory oversight” with USSR Procurator-General Rudenko against the decisions of the Tashkent City Court and the Uzbek Supreme Court (CCE 12.2) in the case of P.G. … Continue reading The fate of Pyotr Grigorenko, June 1970 (14.2)

Investigation of the cases of Ilya Gabai and Pyotr Grigorenko, August 1969 (9.6)

«No 9 : 31 August 1969» When Galina Gabai [CCE 9.8], wife of Ilya Gabai, addressed a complaint to the Procurator-General, protesting not only against the unlawful arrest of her husband, but also against his being sent to Tashkent without the slightest reason—according to the law the investigation should be held in the place where … Continue reading Investigation of the cases of Ilya Gabai and Pyotr Grigorenko, August 1969 (9.6)

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)

Self-immolation: A protest of despair (1968-2019)

On 10 SEPTEMBER 2019, 79-year-old activist Albert Razin set fire to himself in Izhevsk, capital of the Udmurt Republic (Volga Federal District) in protest against the policy of the national government concerning languages and linguistic minorities within Russia. No fire extinguisher was near to hand and he died later in hospital. This horrendous act recalls … Continue reading Self-immolation: A protest of despair (1968-2019)