Political Prisoners, 1 February 1987 (KGB report)

KGB report to Gorbachev (Bukovsky Archives online). The numbers then serving a sentence under Articles 70,  190-1 and 142 of the RSFSR Criminal Code. One third held in psychiatric institutions; encouraging applications for a pardon from such prisoners; terms of release terms eased [Russian 1 Feb 87, 183-Ch] (9 pp)  Excerpts. ================================== [page one of … Continue reading Political Prisoners, 1 February 1987 (KGB report)

Commentary No 18

No 18 : 5 March 1971 18.1 POLITICAL PRISONERS IN PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS The Russian text of one of Zinaida Grigorenko's letters, dated 11 February, and addressed to "The World Mental Health Society", is in Possev 5, 1971, pp 5-6. English extracts were published in The Observer, 2 May 1971. Chernyshov appeal. Russian text in Possev … Continue reading Commentary No 18

Inmates of the Women’s Political Camp ZhKh 385/3, August 1970 (15.8)

«No 15 : 31 August 1970» Mordovia camp complex, ZhKh 385/3 1. Zaritskaya, Yekaterina Mironovna Born 1914 in the town of Kolomyya [Ivano-Frankovsk Region] in the family of a school teacher. Graduated from Lvov's Lysenko Musical Institute and the Lvov Polytechnic Institute. Arrested in 1934 for taking part in the assassination of the Polish minister … Continue reading Inmates of the Women’s Political Camp ZhKh 385/3, August 1970 (15.8)

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

A “new method” of conducting searches, August-October 1968 (4.5)

<<No 4 : 31 October 1968>> On 27 September 1968, Ivan Yakhimovich's apartment was searched. Until recently chairman of the Jaune Guarde collective farm, Yakhimovich was dismissed from his job after sending his well-known letter to the CPSU Central Committee. His wife Irina was also sacked from the school where she taught.  He is at … Continue reading A “new method” of conducting searches, August-October 1968 (4.5)