«Хроника» возникла самозарождением

"Почти как стихи…" Интервью с Натальей Горбаневской (Париж, 2003). Наталья Евгеньевна ГОРБАНЕВСКАЯ (1936–2013)  — поэт, переводчик, журналист. Основатель и первый издатель самиздатского бюллетеня «Хроника текущих событий». Участница «демонстрации семерых» на Красной площади 25 августа 1968. Член Инициативной группы по защите прав человека в СССР. Наталья Евгеньевна, расскажите, как вы оказались в кругу диссидентов? Слово «диссиденты», … Continue reading «Хроника» возникла самозарождением

Public Statements about the Trial of Pimenov, Vail and Zinovieva, December 1970 (17.5)

<<No 17 : 31 December 1970>> As soon as it became known that the pre-trial investigation into the case of Pimenov et al. had been concluded (CCE 16.2), Yevgeny Smirnov's pamphlet "Bravo, Comrade Tolstikov!" appeared in samizdat [1]. It names the documents mentioned in the charge against Pimenov, which include "2000 words" [2]. In connection … Continue reading Public Statements about the Trial of Pimenov, Vail and Zinovieva, December 1970 (17.5)

Commentary No 3

<<No 3 : 30 August 1968>> 3.1 RESPONSES IN MOSCOW [1] "In fact, Czechoslovak newspapers remained on sale up until 21 August," wrote the Chronicle, over two years later (CCE 18.14). "Their 'disappearance' can only be explained by an increased demand for the same number of copies available." 3.3 GORBANEVSKAYA LETTER (28 August 1968) [1] … Continue reading Commentary No 3

The arrest of Natalya Gorbanevskaya, 24 December 1969 (11.9)

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» On 24 December 1969, Natalya Gorbanevskaya was arrested. Natalya Gorbanevskaya was born in 1936, and graduated from the philological faculty of Leningrad State University in 1963. A talented poet, she took part in the 25 August 1968 demonstration on Red Square [CCE 3.3] against the sending of troops to … Continue reading The arrest of Natalya Gorbanevskaya, 24 December 1969 (11.9)

Two trials about compulsory medical treatment, July-August 1969 (9.3)

«No 9 : 31 August 1969» On 16 July 1969, the Moscow Region Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Makarova, examined the case of Victor Kuznetsov at a closed hearing. Kuznetsov's activities had been classified by the investigators under Article 70 of the Russian Criminal Code. The substance of his activities was as follows: spreading … Continue reading Two trials about compulsory medical treatment, July-August 1969 (9.3)

First anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia, August 1969 (9.1)

«No 9 : 31 August 1969» [1] On 20 August 1969 a group of Soviet citizens issued the following declaration: "On 21 August last year a tragic event took place: Czechoslovakia, a friendly country, was invaded by Warsaw Pact Troops. “The aim of this action was to put a stop to the process of democratisation … Continue reading First anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia, August 1969 (9.1)

The fate of dissenters declared mentally ill, July 1969 (8.7)

«Issue 8 : 30 June 1969» In the course of July three court hearings [CCE 9.3] are expected which will involve the ordering of compulsory measures of a medical nature. A panel of forensic psychiatry experts from the Serbsky Institute in Moscow has pronounced Victor Kuznetsov, whose arrest the Chronicle [CCE 7.3] has already reported, … Continue reading The fate of dissenters declared mentally ill, July 1969 (8.7)