Materials from the Soviet press, 1972 (27.10)

On 26 July 1972, the paper Evening Tbilisi [Vecherny Tbilisi] published an interview with the Rector of the Pushkin Pedagogical institute in Tbilisi, Natela Vasadze. it included, amongst other things, the following exchange: Correspondent -- At a recent Plenum of the City Council one of your teachers was criticised for performing religious ceremonies in a … Continue reading Materials from the Soviet press, 1972 (27.10)

Solzhenitsyn’s expulsion from the Writers’ Union, 4 November 1969 (11.1)

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» On 4 November 1969 the great Russian writer Alexander Isayevich SOLZHENITSYN was expelled from the Writers' Union by the Ryazan branch of the Writers' Union of the Russian Republic (RSFSR). Of the seven members of the Ryazan branch, six were present at the meeting: Vasily Matushkin (Ryazan); Sergei Baranov … Continue reading Solzhenitsyn’s expulsion from the Writers’ Union, 4 November 1969 (11.1)

Protests about the Galanskov-Ginzburg 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 Galanskov-Ginzburg trial, December 1967 to March 1968 (1.2)