<<No 49 : 14 May 1978>>  This date, 3 ½ weeks later than the date on the Chronicle's title-page, is nonetheless correct, and illustrates one aspect of how the Chronicle is compiled. A cut-off date is chosen by the editors (in this case 14 May 1978), and then all material about events prior to that … Continue reading End notes (49.21)
<<Other texts and documents>> Français : Deutsch : Other languages. Russian version published abroad Publishers Amsterdam = Herzen Institute, Amsterdam (CCE 11.15, item 4) Frankfurt = Possev Verlag, Frankfurt-am-Main (FRG) New York = Chalidze Press (1973 onward) Paris = YMCA Press, Paris ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITIONS (AND TAMIZDAT) Amalrik, Andrei, Will the Soviet Union survive until 1984? … Continue reading Related texts (1974)
A declaration by political prisoners of the Soviet period 8 February 2021 <<Other texts and documents>> As political prisoners of the Soviet period, who experienced the prisons, camps, detention centres, torture by hunger and cold, and other similar methods of Soviet “re-education”, we have been indignant to learn of the unlawful detention, beatings and conditions … Continue reading We support today’s political prisoners
<<Other texts and documents>> Russia’s persecution of Azat Miftakhov, a PhD student at Moscow State University, is almost certainly linked with his anarchist views. The 6-year sentence handed down on Monday, 18 January 2021 appears to be punishment for his refusal to admit to something he didn't do. Arrested twice Azat Miftakhov was detained on … Continue reading The case of Azat Miftakhov: February 2019 to January 2021
* One of the eight who demonstrated on Red Square (25 August 1968) against the invasion of Czechoslovaka, Vadim DELAUNAY would have been 73 on 22 December this year.
Monstrous sentences against CRIMEAN TATAR journalists & activists <<Other texts and documents>> In the last decades of the Soviet regime, dissidents received 7-10 year sentences for "anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda". Modern Russia, persecuting Ukrainian citizens on illegally occupied territory for their religious beliefs and political views, is doubling such sentences. Seven Crimean Tatar civic journalists … Continue reading Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea (2020)
in A Chronicle of Current Events (1968-1983). <<Other texts and documents>> Looking at an earlier version of this website, the late Marjorie FARQUHARSON commented, "I don't see many women here, John." I looked and they were there, but not perhaps as visible as they could be. One response was a simple change to the "Guided … Continue reading Women Activists and Prisoners
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