The Hunger Strike of Fainberg and Borisov, March 1972 (24.4)

<<No 24 : 5 March 1972>> In the Leningrad psychiatric prison-hospital the plight of Victor Fainberg and Vladimir Borisov, who declared a second hunger strike on 26 December 1971 (CCE 23.4), has sharply deteriorated. On 3 January Fainberg began to be given injections of aminazin [similar to chlorpromazine]; he attempted to commit suicide, whereupon an … Continue reading The Hunger Strike of Fainberg and Borisov, March 1972 (24.4)

Renewal of Fainberg and Borisov’s Hunger-Strike, January 1972 (23.4)

<<No 23 : 5 January 1972>> Victor Fainberg and Vladimir Borisov, who are in the Leningrad Special Psychiatric Hospital, declared a new hunger-strike on 26 December 1971 (on their previous hunger-strike see CCE 19.3 and CCE 22.8, item 14). Between 20 and 26 December 1971 Fainberg appealed to the USSR Minister of Health, Academician Petrovsky, … Continue reading Renewal of Fainberg and Borisov’s Hunger-Strike, January 1972 (23.4)

The Trial of Julia Voznesenskaya (Okulova), 29-30 December 1976 (43.5)

<<No 43 : 31 December 1976>> CCE 42 described the searches and arrests in Leningrad in connection with Case 62, the “anti-Soviet slogans case”, particularly the arrest of Julia Okulova (Voznesenskaya is her pen-name) and Natalya Lesnichenko. Three days after they were arrested Okulova and Lesnichenko were released on condition that they did not leave … Continue reading The Trial of Julia Voznesenskaya (Okulova), 29-30 December 1976 (43.5)

Leningrad Trial – the aeroplane affair, 11-20 May 1971 (20.1)

«No 20 : 2 July 1971» The case was heard in the Leningrad City Court [27] from 11-20 May 1971. Accused were: Gilya Izrailevich Butman, aged 39, an engineer – Articles 17 (complicity), 64-a, 70-1, 72 and 189-1 of the Russian Criminal Code. Mikhail Semyonovich Korenblit, aged 34, a dentist – Articles 17, 64-a, 70-1, … Continue reading Leningrad Trial – the aeroplane affair, 11-20 May 1971 (20.1)

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 Leningrad Trial of the “Hijackers”, 15-24 December 1971 (17.6)

«No 17 : 31 December 1971» The trial of M.Yu. Dymshits, E. S. Kuznetsov, S.I. Zalmanson, J.M. Mendelevich, I.I. Zalmanson, Yu.P. Fyodorov, A.G. Murzhenko, A.A. Altman, L.G. Khnokh, B.S. Penson and M. A. Bodnya was held in the Leningrad City Court on 15-24 December 1970. The court consisted of N. A. Yermakov, chairman of the … Continue reading The Leningrad Trial of the “Hijackers”, 15-24 December 1971 (17.6)

Searches and Arrests of Jews wishing to emigrate to Israel, August 1970 (15.6)

«No 15 : 31 August 1970» [1] On 9 July two Georgian Jews, Venyamin Dzhanashvili and Abram Dzhandzhikhanashvili, were arrested in Tbilisi. For a long time they have been trying to obtain permission to emigrate to Israel. The pretext for the arrest was an incident on 26 January 1970 in the reception-room of the Georgian … Continue reading Searches and Arrests of Jews wishing to emigrate to Israel, August 1970 (15.6)

The Soviet Press on the Persecution of Dissenters in the USSR, June 1970 (14.5)

<<No 14 : 30 June 1970>> RIGA On 7 November 1969 [anniversary of 1917 October Revolution, ed.] E. Liepin and Misulovich were arrested on a charge of infringing Article 183-2 of the Latvian SSR Criminal Code (corresponding to Article 190-2 of the Russian Code): "gross disrespect towards the State flag" (in fact of burning the … Continue reading The Soviet Press on the Persecution of Dissenters in the USSR, June 1970 (14.5)

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

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)