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

The Arrest of Alexander Ginzburg, 3 February 1977 (44.2.2)

<< No 44 : 16 March 1977 >> On 2 February 1977 an article, “Liars and Pharisees”, was published in the weekly Literaturnaya gazeta under the signature of A. Petrov (Agatov). Its appearance aroused serious concern for the fate of Alexander GINZBURG and Yury ORLOV. The same day a press conference was called at Ginzburg’s … Continue reading The Arrest of Alexander Ginzburg, 3 February 1977 (44.2.2)

The Trial of Julia Voznesenskaya (Okulova), 29-30 December 1976 (43.5)

<<No 43 : 31 December 1976>> CCE 42 described the searches and arrests in Leningrad in connection with Case 62, the “anti-Soviet slogans case”, particularly the arrest of Julia Okulova (Voznesenskaya is her pen-name) and Natalya Lesnichenko. Three days after they were arrested Okulova and Lesnichenko were released on condition that they did not leave … Continue reading The Trial of Julia Voznesenskaya (Okulova), 29-30 December 1976 (43.5)

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)