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

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 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)

«Хроника» возникла самозарождением

"Почти как стихи…" Интервью с Натальей Горбаневской (Париж, 2003). Наталья Евгеньевна ГОРБАНЕВСКАЯ (1936–2013)  — поэт, переводчик, журналист. Основатель и первый издатель самиздатского бюллетеня «Хроника текущих событий». Участница «демонстрации семерых» на Красной площади 25 августа 1968. Член Инициативной группы по защите прав человека в СССР. Наталья Евгеньевна, расскажите, как вы оказались в кругу диссидентов? Слово «диссиденты», … Continue reading «Хроника» возникла самозарождением

The Soviet Press on the Persecution of Dissenters in the USSR, June 1970 (14.5)

<<No 14 : 30 June 1970>> RIGA On 7 November 1969 [anniversary of 1917 October Revolution, ed.] E. Liepin and Misulovich were arrested on a charge of infringing Article 183-2 of the Latvian SSR Criminal Code (corresponding to Article 190-2 of the Russian Code): "gross disrespect towards the State flag" (in fact of burning the … Continue reading The Soviet Press on the Persecution of Dissenters in the USSR, June 1970 (14.5)

Foreigners in defence of Soviet political prisoners, January 1970 (12.8)

«No 12 : 28 February 1970» In January 1970 in Leningrad and Moscow there were three demonstrations by foreign citizens who are members of various committees for the defence of civil liberties. * In Leningrad a Norwegian, Gunnar Ghenjseth from Oslo, handcuffed himself to the railing of the upper floor of the hall of the … Continue reading Foreigners in defence of Soviet political prisoners, January 1970 (12.8)

The demonstration by Crimean Tatars on Mayakovsky Square, 6 June 1969 (8.5)

<< No 8 : 30 June 1969 >> On 6 June 1969, the second day of the World Conference of Communist and Workers' Parties [in Moscow], the Crimean Tatars staged a demonstration on Mayakovsky Square. There were five participants: Zampira Asanova, Enver Ametov, Reshat Dzhemilev, Aider Zeitulayev, and Ibraim Kholopov. At a quarter past twelve … Continue reading The demonstration by Crimean Tatars on Mayakovsky Square, 6 June 1969 (8.5)

Red Square at Noon – Gorbanevskaya letter, 28 August 1968 (3.3)

«No 3 : 30 August 1968» The most outspoken protest against the aggression in Czechoslovakia was the sit-down demonstration which took place in Red Square at 12 noon on 25 August  1968. A letter from one of the participants in the demonstration, Natalya Gorbanevskaya, gives detailed information about this event: "To the chief editors of … Continue reading Red Square at Noon – Gorbanevskaya letter, 28 August 1968 (3.3)