The Trial of D. Mikheyev and F. de Perregaux, September 1971 (21.2)

<<No 21 : 11 September 1971>> Moscow. The trial of Dmitry Mikheyev and Francois de Perregaux, a citizen of Switzerland, took place in public at the Moscow City Court on 17-23 August (for their arrest,  CCE 16.10, item 7; and investigation, CCE 18.10, item 4). The investigator was KGB Major Fochenkov. The chairman of the … Continue reading The Trial of D. Mikheyev and F. de Perregaux, September 1971 (21.2)

The Trial of Simas Kudirka (Vilnius), 17-20 May 1971 (20.6)

<<No 20 : 2 July 1971>> In November 1970 Simas Kudirka (b. 1929), the radio operator of a Lithuanian fishing-boat, attempted to remain on board an American cutter in USA territorial waters (CCE 18.10, item 16); the captain of the cutter handed him over to the Soviet sailors. Kudirka was arrested, an investigation was carried out … Continue reading The Trial of Simas Kudirka (Vilnius), 17-20 May 1971 (20.6)

Fate of Members of “All-Russian Social-Christian Union for the Liberation of the People”: April 1971 (19.4)

<<No 19 : 30 April 1971>> The first issue of the Chronicle reported the trial of members of the “All-Russian Social-Christian Union for the Liberation of the People” (ASCULP) [CCE 1.6]. [1] Seventeen “rank-and-file” members of ASCULP were convicted, as well as (separately) four “leaders”: Igor Vyacheslavovich Ogurtsov (b. 1937) the “head” of the organisation; … Continue reading Fate of Members of “All-Russian Social-Christian Union for the Liberation of the People”: April 1971 (19.4)

The Case of Anatoly Marchenko, 31 March 1975 (35.2)

«No 35 : 31 March 1975» Biography 1958 – Anatoly Marchenko, a 20-year-old master driller, was found guilty of participating in a brawl. He was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment. (Later the case was reviewed and the sentence was changed to two years’ imprisonment.) 1959 – Marchenko escaped from a labour camp in Karaganda [Kazakhstan]. … Continue reading The Case of Anatoly Marchenko, 31 March 1975 (35.2)

Trial in Leningrad. The “Aeroplane Affair”, 11-20 May 1971 (20.1)

«No 20 : 2 July 1971» The case was heard in the Leningrad City Court [27] from 11-20 May 1971. Accused were: Gilya Izrailevich BUTMAN, aged 39, an engineer – Articles 17 (complicity), 64-a, 70-1, 72 and 189-1 of the Russian Criminal Code.Mikhail Semyonovich KORENBLIT, aged 34, a dentist – Articles 17, 64-a, 70-1, 72.Vladimir … Continue reading Trial in Leningrad. The “Aeroplane Affair”, 11-20 May 1971 (20.1)

The deportation of Solzhenitsyn, 13 February 1974 (32.1)

<<No 32 : 17 July 1974>> On 13 February 1974, after a prolonged and large-scale persecution campaign in the press, Alexander Isayevich SOLZHENITSYN was deported from the Soviet Union. The immediate cause was the publication of his GULag Archipelago by the YMCA Press (CCE 30.16).[1] The circumstances surrounding the publication of this book, as well … Continue reading The deportation of Solzhenitsyn, 13 February 1974 (32.1)