Self-immolation: A protest of despair (1968-2019)

On 10 SEPTEMBER 2019, 79-year-old activist Albert Razin set fire to himself in Izhevsk, capital of the Udmurt Republic (Volga Federal District) in protest against the policy of the national government concerning languages and linguistic minorities within Russia. No fire extinguisher was near to hand and he died later in hospital. This horrendous act recalls … Continue reading Self-immolation: A protest of despair (1968-2019)

Second attempted self-immolation in the Ukraine, 10 February 1969 (8.6)

«No 8 : 30 June 1969» The Chronicle has already reported  the self-immolation of Vasily Ye. Makukha [CCE 6.9, item 2], who died in hospital from his burns . On 10 February 1969 Nikolai Berislavsky, a 45-year-old teacher from Berdyansk, father of three children and ex-inmate of Stalin's camps, attempted to burn himself to death … Continue reading Second attempted self-immolation in the Ukraine, 10 February 1969 (8.6)

News in brief, February 1969 (6.9)

«No 6 : 28 February 1969» [1] In Kiev Nazarenko and two other employees of the hydro-electric station, Kondryukov and Karpenko, were recently tried on a charge of engaging in anti-Soviet propaganda and agitation. The defendants distributed through the post leaflets protesting against the Russification of the Ukraine and describing the Shevchenko celebrations in Kiev. … Continue reading News in brief, February 1969 (6.9)