«Хроника» возникла самозарождением

"Почти как стихи…" Интервью с Натальей Горбаневской (Париж, 2003). Наталья Евгеньевна ГОРБАНЕВСКАЯ (1936–2013)  — поэт, переводчик, журналист. Основатель и первый издатель самиздатского бюллетеня «Хроника текущих событий». Участница «демонстрации семерых» на Красной площади 25 августа 1968. Член Инициативной группы по защите прав человека в СССР. Наталья Евгеньевна, расскажите, как вы оказались в кругу диссидентов? Слово «диссиденты», … Continue reading «Хроника» возникла самозарождением

Political Prisoners in Psychiatric Hospitals: A Survey of Documents, March 1971 (18.1)

«No 18 : 5 March 1971» The imprisonment of dissenters in psychiatric hospitals continues to be the subject of public concern and protest. 1. In a letter appealing to the psychiatrists of a number of countries, the Action Group for the Defence of Human Rights in the USSR, stresses once more that this form of … Continue reading Political Prisoners in Psychiatric Hospitals: A Survey of Documents, March 1971 (18.1)

The Trial of Natalya Gorbanevskaya, 7 July 1970 (15.1)

<<No 15 : 31 August 1970>> On 7 July 1970 there was a session of the judicial board for criminal affairs of the Moscow City Court to consider the case of N. E. Gorbanevskaya. Chairman - V.V. Bogdanov; People's assessors - Andreyev, Zaslavskaya Procurator [prosecutor] - Prazdnikova Counsel for the defence - S.V. Kalistratova Expert … Continue reading The Trial of Natalya Gorbanevskaya, 7 July 1970 (15.1)

Repressive acts against the Action Group for Human Rights, December 1969 (11.12)

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» Repressive acts against Members of the Action Group and those who supported Appeals to the United Nations (May to December 1969) Members of the Action Group: (1) G. Altunyan, engineer from Kharkov, sentenced to three years in a labour camp under Article 190-1. (2) V. Borisov, worker from Leningrad, … Continue reading Repressive acts against the Action Group for Human Rights, December 1969 (11.12)

The arrest of Natalya Gorbanevskaya, 24 December 1969 (11.9)

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» On 24 December 1969, Natalya Gorbanevskaya was arrested. Natalya Gorbanevskaya was born in 1936, and graduated from the philological faculty of Leningrad State University in 1963. A talented poet, she took part in the 25 August 1968 demonstration on Red Square [CCE 3.3] against the sending of troops to … Continue reading The arrest of Natalya Gorbanevskaya, 24 December 1969 (11.9)

First anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia, August 1969 (9.1)

«No 9 : 31 August 1969» [1] On 20 August 1969 a group of Soviet citizens issued the following declaration: "On 21 August last year a tragic event took place: Czechoslovakia, a friendly country, was invaded by Warsaw Pact Troops. “The aim of this action was to put a stop to the process of democratisation … Continue reading First anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia, August 1969 (9.1)

Repressive measures in response to protests about the Galanskov-Ginzburg trial, April 1968 (1.3)

<< No 1 : 30 April 1968 >> The unprecedented extent of the movement of protest about the trial of Galanskov, Ginzburg, Dobrovolsky and Lashkova provoked a series of repressive measures. 1 At the beginning of February 1968 Mrs L.I. Ginzburg, Irina Zholkovskaya ([respectively, mother and fiancee of Alexander Ginzburg) and Olga Timofeyeva (Galanskov's wife) … Continue reading Repressive measures in response to protests about the Galanskov-Ginzburg trial, April 1968 (1.3)

Texts in English

— 1960-1969 — Labedz, L. & M. Hayward, M. (eds), On Trial: the case of Sinyavsky and Daniel, London 1967 (includes most of the materials from The White Book) The Chornovil Papers, 1968 (in Russian, Woe from Wit) Conquest, Robert, The Great Terror, 1968 (CCE 14.12, item 10 and CCE 19.12, item 4) Gonchar (Honchar), … Continue reading Texts in English

Documents circulating in samizdat about the trial, October 1968 (4.3)

<<No 4 : 31 October 1968>> The letter of 28 August 1968 from Natalya Gorbanevskaya [CCE 3.3] to the editors of Rude Pravo, Unita, Humanite, The Morning Star and other foreign newspapers: an account of the events of 25 August. A letter from Anatoly Jakobson replying to accusations that the demonstration was "useless". A letter … Continue reading Documents circulating in samizdat about the trial, October 1968 (4.3)

Red Square at Noon – Gorbanevskaya letter, 28 August 1968 (3.3)

«No 3 : 30 August 1968» The most outspoken protest against the aggression in Czechoslovakia was the sit-down demonstration which took place in Red Square at 12 noon on 25 August  1968. A letter from one of the participants in the demonstration, Natalya Gorbanevskaya, gives detailed information about this event: "To the chief editors of … Continue reading Red Square at Noon – Gorbanevskaya letter, 28 August 1968 (3.3)

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)