A New Public Association [the Moscow Helsinki Group], 12 May 1976 (40.13)

<< No 40 : 20 May 1976 >> On 12 May 1976 a declaration was issued announcing the formation of a new public association [NGO] in Moscow: the “Group to Assist the Implementation of the Helsinki Agreements in the USSR”. The declaration states: The Group’s aim is to promote the observance of the Final Act … Continue reading A New Public Association [the Moscow Helsinki Group], 12 May 1976 (40.13)

The Case of Anatoly Marchenko, 31 March 1975 (35.2)

«No 35 : 31 March 1975» 1958 – Anatoly Marchenko, a 20-year-old master driller, was found guilty of participating in a brawl. He was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment. (Later the case was reviewed and the sentence was changed to two years’ imprisonment.) 1959 – Marchenko escaped from a labour camp in Karaganda [Kazakhstan]. 1960 … Continue reading The Case of Anatoly Marchenko, 31 March 1975 (35.2)

The trial of Anatoly Marchenko: Perm Region, 22 August 1969 (10.1)

«No 10 : 31 October 1969» The Chronicle has already reported [CCE 9.10, item 1] that Anatoly Marchenko has been sentenced again, to two years' imprisonment in strict-regime camps, under Article 190-1 of the Russian Criminal Code. Marchenko's trial was held on 22 August in the reading room of the camp zone at Nyrob, a … Continue reading The trial of Anatoly Marchenko: Perm Region, 22 August 1969 (10.1)

The trial of Irina Belogorodskaya, 19 February 1969 (6.1)

<<No 6 : 28 February 1969>> On 19 February Irina Belogorodskaya was tried in Moscow. As reported in the third issue of the Chronicle [CCE 3.1], Belogorodskaya, an engineer at the Scientific Research Institute of the State Committee for Inventions, was arrested on the night of 7-8 August 1968, in connection with the distribution of … Continue reading The trial of Irina Belogorodskaya, 19 February 1969 (6.1)

Certain political prisoners sentenced for “betraying the Motherland”, October 1968 (4.4)

<<No 4 : 31 October 1968>> Article 13 of the [1948 Universal] Declaration of Human Rights states: Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country. In the concept of "Betrayal … Continue reading Certain political prisoners sentenced for “betraying the Motherland”, October 1968 (4.4)

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)