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

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» Natalya GORBANEVSKAYA was arrested on 24 December 1969. Born in 1936, Natalya Yevgenievna Gorbanevskaya 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)