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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

«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

Obituaries: Boris Talantov, Nikolai Samsonov, March 1971 (18.12)

«No 18 : 5 March 1971» Boris V. TALANTOV (1903-1971] On 4 January 1971 Boris Vladimirovich Talantov (b. 1903) died in the prison hospital in Kirov [Volga District]. He was arrested on 12 June 1969 and at the beginning of September sentenced under Article 190-1 of the Russian Criminal Code to three years' imprisonment (CCE … Continue reading Obituaries: Boris Talantov, Nikolai Samsonov, March 1971 (18.12)

Biography (A-Z)

A few basic details are included here: name and patronymic, profession and terms of imprisonment and incarceration. Common alternate spellings of some first names and surnames are indicated [thus]. Biographies of many may be found on the Gratitude Fund website. A. ALTUNYAN, Genrikh Ovanesovich (1933-2005) — military communications officer//; born Tbilisi, died Jerusalem. AMALRIK, Andrei … Continue reading Biography (A-Z)