News in brief, June 1969 (8.14)

«No 8 : 30 June 1969» [1] In mid-May 1969, workers at the Kiev Hydroelectric Station in the village of Beryozka met to discuss the housing problem: many of them are even now still living in prefabricated huts and railway coaches despite the authorities' promises to provide housing. The workers declared that they no longer … Continue reading News in brief, June 1969 (8.14)

Protests about the trial [December 1967 to March 1968] (1.2)

<< No 1 : 30 April 1968 >> The Moscow trial of Galanskov, Ginzburg, Dobrovolsky and Lashkova provoked a widespread response among the Soviet public. The first of these was an appeal, written while the trial was still in progress by Larissa Bogoraz and Pavel Litvinov, and addressed "To World Public Opinion". it described the … Continue reading Protests about the trial [December 1967 to March 1968] (1.2)

The fate of dissenters declared mentally ill, July 1969 (8.7)

«Issue 8 : 30 June 1969» In the course of July three court hearings [CCE 9.3] are expected which will involve the ordering of compulsory measures of a medical nature. A panel of forensic psychiatry experts from the Serbsky Institute in Moscow has pronounced Victor Kuznetsov, whose arrest the Chronicle [CCE 7.3] has already reported, … Continue reading The fate of dissenters declared mentally ill, July 1969 (8.7)

Extra-judicial political repression in 1968-9, February 1969 (6.5)

<< No 6 : 28 February 1969 >> EVENTS IN GORKY In addition to the details given in CCE 5 [CCE 5.3, Nos 128-136], the Chronicle is now able to report the following. In April 1968 leaflets appeared at the Polytechnic, Pedagogical and Medical Institutes, and at the University of Gorky, calling on people to “follow … Continue reading Extra-judicial political repression in 1968-9, February 1969 (6.5)

Responses in Moscow to events in Czechoslovakia, July-August 1968 (3.1)

<<No 3 : 30 August 1968>> [1] On 26 July 1968, a thirty-year-old loader, Anatoly Marchenko, sent an open letter to the editors of the [Czechoslovak] newspapers Rude pravo, Literarni listiand Prace, voicing his protest against the campaign of slander and insinuations against Czechoslovakia, and speaking of the threat of intervention in that country. Two … Continue reading Responses in Moscow to events in Czechoslovakia, July-August 1968 (3.1)