On the presentation of the Nobel Prize to A.I. Solzhenitsyn, March-April 1972 (25.4)

<<No 25 : 20 May 1972>> In accordance with the suggestion made by SOLZHENITSYN in his letter to the Secretary of the Swedish Academy, K. R. Gierow (CCE 22.1), the ceremony for the presentation of the Nobel Prize was due to take place in a private flat in Moscow. A.I. Solzhenitsyn sent off the invitations. … Continue reading On the presentation of the Nobel Prize to A.I. Solzhenitsyn, March-April 1972 (25.4)

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)

The Arrest of Alexander Ginzburg, 3 February 1977 (44.2.2)

<< No 44 : 16 March 1977 >> On 2 February 1977 an article, “Liars and Pharisees”, was published in the weekly Literaturnaya gazeta under the signature of A. Petrov (Agatov). Its appearance aroused serious concern for the fate of Alexander GINZBURG and Yury ORLOV. The same day a press conference was called at Ginzburg’s … Continue reading The Arrest of Alexander Ginzburg, 3 February 1977 (44.2.2)

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)

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)