Related texts (1974)

<<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)

We support today’s political prisoners

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

The case of Azat Miftakhov: February 2019 to January 2021

<<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

Abuses in Russian-occupied Crimea (2020)

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)

The persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses (1970-1986)

<<Other texts and documents>> By the mid-1970s the Chronicle regularly published a section reporting on “The persecution of [religious] believers”. Often it was further subdivided between Adventists, Pentecostalists and Baptists, joined from time to time by Orthodox Christians and Catholics in Moldova. References to the harassment of Jehovah’s Witnesses are far less frequent, as the … Continue reading The persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses (1970-1986)

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

<<Other texts and documents>> 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 [note 1] concerning languages and linguistic minorities within Russia. No fire extinguisher was near to hand and he died later … Continue reading Self-immolation: A protest of despair (1968-2019)

Political Prisoners, 1 February 1987 (KGB report)

<<Other texts and documents>> KGB report to Gorbachev (Bukovsky Archives online). The numbers then serving a sentence under Articles 70,  190-1 and 142 of the RSFSR Criminal Code. One third held in psychiatric institutions; encouraging applications for a pardon from such prisoners; terms of release terms eased [Russian 1 Feb 87, 183-Ch] (9 pp)  Excerpts. … Continue reading Political Prisoners, 1 February 1987 (KGB report)