On this day …

On 4 November 1972, the poet Yury Galanskov died in the prison hospital at Barashevo in Mordovia. He was 33 years old. Together with Alexander Ginzburg and two others, Galanskov was prosecuted and convicted at a closed trial in January 1968.  

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

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)

The Hunger Strike of Fainberg and Borisov, March 1972 (24.4)

<<No 24 : 5 March 1972>> In the Leningrad psychiatric prison-hospital the plight of Victor Fainberg and Vladimir Borisov, who declared a second hunger strike on 26 December 1971 (CCE 23.4), has sharply deteriorated. On 3 January Fainberg began to be given injections of aminazin [similar to chlorpromazine]; he attempted to commit suicide, whereupon an … Continue reading The Hunger Strike of Fainberg and Borisov, March 1972 (24.4)

Renewal of Fainberg and Borisov’s Hunger-Strike, January 1972 (23.4)

<<No 23 : 5 January 1972>> Victor Fainberg and Vladimir Borisov, who are in the Leningrad Special Psychiatric Hospital, declared a new hunger-strike on 26 December 1971 (on their previous hunger-strike see CCE 19.3 and CCE 22.8, item 14). Between 20 and 26 December 1971 Fainberg appealed to the USSR Minister of Health, Academician Petrovsky, … Continue reading Renewal of Fainberg and Borisov’s Hunger-Strike, January 1972 (23.4)

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 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)

Mustafa Dzhemilev has not been freed, September 1975 (37.1)

<<No 37 : 30 September 1975>> On 19 June 1975, three days before the end of Mustafa Dzhemilev’s one-year term of imprisonment “for ignoring a summons for military service” (CCE 32.9 and CCE 33.1), a fresh charge was brought against him under Article 190-1 of the RSFSR Criminal Code. Mustafa Dzhemilev declared a hunger strike. … Continue reading Mustafa Dzhemilev has not been freed, September 1975 (37.1)

The Persecution of the Crimean Tatars, July 1974 (32.9)

<<No 32 : 17 July 1974>> The Arrest and Hunger-Strike of Mustafa Dzhemilev On 22 June Mustafa Dzhemilev was arrested in the town of Gulistan (Uzbekistan). On 6 July the Action Group of the Crimean Tatar national movement in the Syrdarinskaya Region of Uzbekistan sent a statement entitled “The Life of Mustafa Dzhemilev is in … Continue reading The Persecution of the Crimean Tatars, July 1974 (32.9)