On this day …

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.  

The trial of Galanskov, Ginzburg, Dobrovolsky and Lashkova, 8-12 January 1968 (1.1)

<<No 1 30 April 1968>> On 10 December 1968 it will be twenty years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of Human Rights. "Human Rights Year" began all over the world on 10 December 1967. On 11 December 1967 the trial of Yury GALANSKOV, Alexander GINZBURG, Alexei DOBROVOLSKY and Vera LASHKOVA was … Continue reading The trial of Galanskov, Ginzburg, Dobrovolsky and Lashkova, 8-12 January 1968 (1.1)

Hunger strikes in the political camps of Mordovia, November-December 1969 (11.4)

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» In November-December 1969 there was a wave of hunger-strikes in the Potma camps for political prisoners: Dubrovlag (Institution 385) [see Map 3]. In the work area of Camp 3 (not to be confused with the hospital area which is also a part of Camp 3) there was a hunger-strike … Continue reading Hunger strikes in the political camps of Mordovia, November-December 1969 (11.4)