Andrei Tverdokhlebov’s Trial, 14-15 April 1976 (40.2)

Andrei Nikolayevich TVERDOKHLEBOV was born in Moscow in 1940; he is a physicist. He was one of the founders of the Human Rights Committee (in December 1972 he left the Committee, CCE 29.11). In September 1973 he founded “Group 73”, together with V. Arkhangelsky, V. Albrekht and I. Korneyev (CCE 30.14, item 7). Andrei Tverdokhlebov, … Continue reading Andrei Tverdokhlebov’s Trial, 14-15 April 1976 (40.2)

The Action Group for the Defence of Human Rights in the USSR

The oldest human rights group in the Soviet Union, with members from Moscow, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, the ACTION GROUP began its activities in 1969 by appealing, over the heads of the Soviet government, to the UN Human Rights Committee. Its formal existence ended with the imprisonment of Tatyana VELIKANOVA in 1980. To see all related … Continue reading The Action Group for the Defence of Human Rights in the USSR

Events in Estonia (1968-1987)

See reports in A Chronicle of Current Events (1968-1982) in English translation https://chronicle-of-current-events.com/tag/estonian-ssr/ and in USSR News Update (1978-1991), «Вести из СССР» (in Russian) https://vesti-iz-sssr.com/tag/%d1%8d%d1%81%d1%81%d1%80/ Note These reports are tagged on the two websites, in the entries for 'Estonian SSR' in "Guided Search" and ЭССР in "Tags", respectively, in the right-hand column of the page. … Continue reading Events in Estonia (1968-1987)

Civil Protest in Russia, yesterday and today (16 May, Glasgow)

Repressive policies, political prisonersand trends in non-violent resistance Speaker: Elena SANNIKOVA in Russian with interpretation ♦ 5 to 6.45 pm, Thursday, 16 May at Main Seminar Room, Central and East European Studies, Lilybank Gardens, University of Glasgow (Gilmorehill campus) ♦   Over the past 10 years, the level of repression has been steadily rising in Russia. … Continue reading Civil Protest in Russia, yesterday and today (16 May, Glasgow)

No 31 : 17 May 1974

ACTION IN DEFENCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE SOVIET UNION CONTINUES *** Some of the reports in this issue have been digitised. The others may be located by page numbers in the pdf version (CCE Nos 28-31) after the items in this Contents page *** Introduction PART ONE: Events of 1973-1974  [pdf, 65-71] (1) The … Continue reading No 31 : 17 May 1974

A New Public Association [the Moscow Helsinki Group], 12 May 1976 (40.13)

<< No 40 : 20 May 1976 >> On 12 May 1976 a declaration was issued announcing the formation of a new public association [NGO] in Moscow: the “Group to Assist the Implementation of the Helsinki Agreements in the USSR”. The declaration states: The Group’s aim is to promote the observance of the Final Act … Continue reading A New Public Association [the Moscow Helsinki Group], 12 May 1976 (40.13)

Hunger Strikes by Political Prisoners, January 1972 (23.3)

<<No 23 : 5 January 1972>> DUBROVLAG  [see Map 3] (Potma, Mordovskaya ASSR) On 1 May 1971 Yu. [P.] Fyodorov, who is serving a fifteen-year term in connection with the Leningrad “aeroplane” case [see CCE 17.6], declared a week-long hunger-strike in protest against his sentence and against the lack of any reaction to his appeals … Continue reading Hunger Strikes by Political Prisoners, January 1972 (23.3)