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)

Events in Estonia (1968-1987)

See reports in A Chronicle of Current Events (1968-1982) in English translation https://chronicle-of-current-events.com/tag/estonian-ssr/ and in USSR News Update (1978-1991), «Вести из СССР» (in Russian) https://vesti-iz-sssr.com/tag/%d1%8d%d1%81%d1%81%d1%80/ Note These reports are tagged on the two websites, in the entries for 'Estonian SSR' in "Guided Search" and ЭССР in "Tags", respectively, in the right-hand column of the page. … Continue reading Events in Estonia (1968-1987)

The Arrest of Andrei Tverdokhlebov, 18 April 1975 (36.1)

<<No 36 : 31 May 1975>> On 18 April 1975 Andrei Tverdokhlebov, an active participant in the human rights movement, was arrested in Moscow. The arrest was carried out by the Moscow procurator’s office. Tverdokhlebov is charged under Article 190-1 of the RSFSR Criminal Code. The investigation is headed by Senior Investigator Gusev of the … Continue reading The Arrest of Andrei Tverdokhlebov, 18 April 1975 (36.1)

“Urgent Hospitalization of Mentally-Ill Persons Representing a Public Danger”, August 1971 (28.9)

<> Excerpts from the directives approved on 9 August 1971 by N. Zhogin, Deputy Procurator-General of the USSR, and on 10 August by M. Uskov, Deputy USSR Minister of Internal Affairs, and confirmed on 26 August 1971 by A. Serenko, Deputy USSR Minister of Public Health.[1] Printed at the print shop of the USSR Ministry … Continue reading “Urgent Hospitalization of Mentally-Ill Persons Representing a Public Danger”, August 1971 (28.9)

Leonid Plyushch is Released to go Abroad, December 1975 (38.9)

<<No 38 : 31 December 1975>> In October there were more meetings and demonstrations on behalf of Leonid Plyushch in the West. In a letter Malva Landa called on those who participated in such actions not to slacken their efforts to obtain Plyushch's release. Tatyana Khodorovich and Plyushch's wife Tatyana Zhitnikova sent an expression of … Continue reading Leonid Plyushch is Released to go Abroad, December 1975 (38.9)

The Case of Vyacheslav Igrunov, December 1975 (38.8)

<<No 38 : 31 December 1975>> V. Igrunov is threatened with internment in a special psychiatric hospital. As far as the Chronicle knows, in the last three years no such sentences have been imposed in “political” cases.[i] There follows an account of the investigation in Igrunov’s case, including (for the reader’s convenience) some episodes reported … Continue reading The Case of Vyacheslav Igrunov, December 1975 (38.8)