Persecution of Believers, March 1978 (CCE 48.16), pt 2

[1] CATHOLICS IN MOLDAVIA [2] ADVENTISTS [3] PENTECOSTALISTS [4] BAPTISTS [3] Pentecostalists In 1973 Pentecostalist A. V. Chertkova (b. 1927), was sent to a psychiatric hospital. During the course of several years Chertkova had been trying to obtain accommodation in Alma-Ata [Kazakh SSR]. She did not manage to get either a room or a place … Continue reading Persecution of Believers, March 1978 (CCE 48.16), pt 2

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

[1] CATHOLICS IN MOLDAVIA [2] ADVENTISTS [3] PENTECOSTALISTS [4] BAPTISTS [1] 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 … Continue reading Persecution of Believers, March 1978 (CCE 48.16), pt 1

Vladimir Bukovsky, 1942-2019

Belebei (USSR), 30 December 1942 — Cambridge (UK), 27 October 2019. Vladimir BUKOVSKY died of cardiac arrest in Addenbrookes Hospital, in Cambridge, England at 9:30 pm (Greenwich Mean Time) on Sunday, 27 October 2019. He was 76. His health had been poor in recent years. After his expulsion from the USSR in December 1976, he … Continue reading Vladimir Bukovsky, 1942-2019

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)

The Situation of Leonid Plyushch, March 1975 (35.1)

<<No 36 : 31 May 1975>> “On 27 December 1974 Leonid Plyushch’s injections were stopped. As a result of the suspension of treatment Plyushch’s health at once improved somewhat. However, he was not transferred from the surveillance ward.” With these words ended the report on Plyushch in CCE 34.9. In January they again prescribed a … Continue reading The Situation of Leonid Plyushch, March 1975 (35.1)

In the Psychiatric Hospitals, December 1974 (34.9)

Vladimir Trifonov (see CCE 26.5) is now undergoing compulsory treatment in the Leningrad Special Psychiatric Hospital (he was charged under Article 190-1 of the RSFSR Criminal Code); he has been diagnosed as suffering from paranoia. He does not consider himself ill, and in recent years has been refusing to go to sessions of the psychiatric … Continue reading In the Psychiatric Hospitals, December 1974 (34.9)

Political Prisoners, 1 February 1987 (KGB report)

KGB report to Gorbachev (Bukovsky Archives online). The numbers then serving a sentence under Articles 70,  190-1 and 142 of the RSFSR Criminal Code. One third held in psychiatric institutions; encouraging applications for a pardon from such prisoners; terms of release terms eased [Russian 1 Feb 87, 183-Ch] (9 pp)  Excerpts. ================================== [page one of … Continue reading Political Prisoners, 1 February 1987 (KGB report)