Corrections to several issues of the Chronicle, March 1971 (18.14)

<<No 18 : 5 March 1971>> 3.1 "Responses in Moscow" Item 3. The Chronicle stated: "Even before the invasion of Czechoslovakia, Czech newspapers disappeared from the bookstalls." In fact, Czechoslovak publications were on sale without interruption right up to 21 August 1968. Their "disappearance" can be explained only by an increased demand while the number … Continue reading Corrections to several issues of the Chronicle, March 1971 (18.14)

KGB report about samizdat, 15 January 1971

Secretariat circulates KGB report, dated 21 December 1970 (Bukovsky Archives online). Notes recent evolution of samizdat from literary works to political publications; recommends obstruction and suppression of this trend. [Russian 15 January 1971, St 119-11] total 5 pp. ===================================== Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION. CENTRAL COMMITTEE Must be returned … Continue reading KGB report about samizdat, 15 January 1971

Commentary No 3

<<No 3 : 30 August 1968>> 3.1 RESPONSES IN MOSCOW [1] "In fact, Czechoslovak newspapers remained on sale up until 21 August," wrote the Chronicle, over two years later (CCE 18.14). "Their 'disappearance' can only be explained by an increased demand for the same number of copies available." 3.3 GORBANEVSKAYA LETTER (28 August 1968) [1] … Continue reading Commentary No 3

A pamphlet about events in Czechoslovakia, August 1968 (3.2)

No 3 : 30 August 1968 Pamphlets containing protests against the occupation of Czechoslovakia have begun circulating widely in Moscow. The text of one of these documents is printed below. "LET  US  THINK  FOR  OURSELVES "The Central Committee and the majority of members of the Communist Party of China, also of the Communist Parties of … Continue reading A pamphlet about events in Czechoslovakia, August 1968 (3.2)

Additions to the list of extra-judicial repression in 1968 (5.3)

<<No 5 : 31 December 1968>> FIRST ADDITION Concerning individuals named in the second issue of the Chronicle [CCE 2.1; nos in square brackets refer to their place in that list]. Boris Balter [8] – excluded from the Party by the Moscow City Committee of the CPSU. Yury Tsekhmistrenko [77] – it was mistakenly reported … Continue reading Additions to the list of extra-judicial repression in 1968 (5.3)

The trial of the Red Square demonstrators, 9-11 October 1968 (4.1)

<<No 4 : 31 October 1968>> As reported in the third issue of the Chronicle, on 25 August 1968, at 12 noon, seven people staged a sit-down demonstration at the Place of Proclamation [Lobnoe mesto] on Red Square, as a protest against the sending of Soviet troops into Czechoslovakia. Six of them — Konstantin Babitsky, … Continue reading The trial of the Red Square demonstrators, 9-11 October 1968 (4.1)

Responses in Moscow to events in Czechoslovakia, July-August 1968 (3.1)

<<No 3 : 30 August 1968>> [1] On 26 July 1968, a thirty-year-old loader, Anatoly Marchenko, sent an open letter to the editors of the [Czechoslovak] newspapers Rude pravo, Literarni listiand Prace, voicing his protest against the campaign of slander and insinuations against Czechoslovakia, and speaking of the threat of intervention in that country. Two … Continue reading Responses in Moscow to events in Czechoslovakia, July-August 1968 (3.1)