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

Repressive policies, political prisoners and 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)

The Movement of the Meskhetians for a Return to their Homeland, July 1971 (20.9)

«No 20 : 2 July 1971» On 4 May 1971 the leaders of the Soviet State were sent an appeal signed by O. Selimov, chairman of the Council of Elders of the Turkic Association for the Defence of National Rights. The Council of Elders of the Meskhetian people, who have been in exile for 27 … Continue reading The Movement of the Meskhetians for a Return to their Homeland, July 1971 (20.9)

Before the Trials of Kovalyov and Tverdokhlebov, March-October 1975 (38.2)

<<No 38 : 31 December 1975>> The publishing house Khronika Press has issued a volume In Defence of Sergei Kovalyov (New York, 1975), which contains a short biography of Kovalyov and two letters: one from Yury Golfand, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (27 March 1975) and the other from George Wald of Harvard University’s … Continue reading Before the Trials of Kovalyov and Tverdokhlebov, March-October 1975 (38.2)

The Movement of the Crimean Tatars, December 1975 (38.15)

<<No 38 : 31 December 1975>> Simferopol On 18 November 150 Crimean Tatars assembled at the regional soviet executive committee building to ask the committee chairman for permission to register as residents and obtain employment. The chairman refused to see them and the police detained two persons: Mustafa Osmanov (demobilized in 1972), has been living … Continue reading The Movement of the Crimean Tatars, December 1975 (38.15)