In the Moscow Writers’ Organisation, Spring 1974 (32.17) V. Voinovich

The Expulsion of Vladimir Voinovich from the USSR Writers’ Union A meeting of the bureau of the prose section was arranged several times and cancelled for lack of a quorum: the majority of bureau members failed to appear “because of illness”. The meeting eventually took place on 30 January 1974. Georgy Radov was in the … Continue reading In the Moscow Writers’ Organisation, Spring 1974 (32.17) V. Voinovich

In the Moscow Writers’ Organisation, Spring 1974 (32.17) L.K. Chukovskaya

The Expulsion of Lydia Chukovskaya from the USSR Writers’ Union In March 1974, the Information Bulletin of the Board Secretariat of the USSR Writers' Union (an internal publication of the Secretariat) contained the following announcement: In the Secretariat of the Board of the Moscow Writers’ OrganizationThe disciplinary case of L.K. Chukovskaya was discussed at a … Continue reading In the Moscow Writers’ Organisation, Spring 1974 (32.17) L.K. Chukovskaya

Moscow’s Unofficial Scientific Seminar, July 1974 (32.12)

«No 32 : 17 July 1974» A group of Jewish scientists who wish to emigrate to Israel and have for long been deprived of work and scholarly contacts with their colleagues in the USSR, have invited the international scientific community to attend an international seminar in Moscow devoted to the application of physics and mathematics … Continue reading Moscow’s Unofficial Scientific Seminar, July 1974 (32.12)

Persecution of Believers-1, March 1978 (CCE 48.16)

[1] Catholics in Moldavia; [2] Adventists. CATHOLICS IN MOLDAVIA There are 15,000 Catholics in Moldavia. They are Germans, Poles and Ukrainians. Communities of Catholics exist in Beltsy, Bendery, Tiraspol, Rashkovo, Grigorovka, Andriyashevka and other towns and villages. In the only Catholic chapel open in Moldavia the priest, Vladislav Zavalnyuk, is forbidden to give sermons in … Continue reading Persecution of Believers-1, March 1978 (CCE 48.16)

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

<> 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 the print shop of the USSR Ministry … Continue reading “Urgent Hospitalization of Mentally-Ill Persons Representing a Public Danger”, August 1971 (28.9)

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)

The Case of Vyacheslav Igrunov, December 1975 (38.8)

<<No 38 : 31 December 1975>> V. Igrunov is threatened with internment in a special psychiatric hospital. As far as the Chronicle knows, in the last three years no such sentences have been imposed in “political” cases.[i] There follows an account of the investigation in Igrunov’s case, including (for the reader’s convenience) some episodes reported … Continue reading The Case of Vyacheslav Igrunov, December 1975 (38.8)