The Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet “replies”, December 1972 (28.8)

to a Letter from 273 Jews <<No 28 : 31 December 1972>> The Chronicle has the texts of two “information bulletins” circulated in Moscow in late December. A condensed summary of the first bulletin is given below. The text of the second is given in full. February 1971 protesters outside the USSR Supreme Soviet [BULLETIN … Continue reading The Presidium of the USSR Supreme Soviet “replies”, December 1972 (28.8)

18, 17 and 13 years for discussing faith and Russian persecution: 12 January 2021

Crimean Tatars targeted in Military Court ruling. <<Other texts and documents>> A Russian court has sentenced three Crimean Tatars, including a father and son, to exceptionally long terms of imprisonment, on the basis of discussions about their Muslim faith and political subjects, including Russia’s persecution of Muslims.  This was claimed to have been “anti-Russian” and … Continue reading 18, 17 and 13 years for discussing faith and Russian persecution: 12 January 2021

KGB report about samizdat: 15 January 1971 (St 119-11)

<<Other texts and documents>> Secretariat circulates KGB report, dated 21 December 1970 (Bukovsky Archives online). Notes the recent evolution of samizdat from literary works to political publications; recommends obstruction and suppression of this trend. [Russian 15 January 1971, St 119-11], 5 pp. ================================ [Page one of five] Workers of all Lands, Unite! COMMUNIST PARTY OF … Continue reading KGB report about samizdat: 15 January 1971 (St 119-11)

Those arrested in 1970: Supplement 2, January 1971 (17.15)

«No 17 : 31 December 1970» January 1971 Supplement to Chronicle No 17 PART TWO PEOPLE ARRESTED, OR ARRESTED AND TRIED IN 1970 For the information on individuals (see Part 1, CCE 17.14) * 1. RUSSIAN SOVIET FEDERATED SOCIALIST REPUBLIC MOSCOW Andrei Alexeyevich AMALRIK, b. 1938, commentator. Arrested 21 May; Article 190-1; three years hard … Continue reading Those arrested in 1970: Supplement 2, January 1971 (17.15)

Extra-Judicial Actions linked with the Kharkov Trials, April 1970 (13.6)

«No 13 : 30 April 1970» A witness, the engineer L. Kornilov, has been dismissed from his post a week before the trial of Ponomaryov and Nedobora [CCE 13.4] for "not having passed renewal-of-contract procedure", regardless of the fact that renewal of contract procedure had taken place at his factory two months previously. The day … Continue reading Extra-Judicial Actions linked with the Kharkov Trials, April 1970 (13.6)