In the Moscow Writers’ Organisation, Spring 1974 (32.17) L.K. Chukovskaya

The Expulsion of Lydia Chukovskaya from the USSR Writers’ Union In March 1974, the Information Bulletin of the Board Secretariat of the USSR Writers' Union (an internal publication of the Secretariat) contained the following announcement: In the Secretariat of the Board of the Moscow Writers’ OrganizationThe disciplinary case of L.K. Chukovskaya was discussed at a … Continue reading In the Moscow Writers’ Organisation, Spring 1974 (32.17) L.K. Chukovskaya

The Confinement of Zhores Medvedev in a Psychiatric Hospital, June 1970 (14.3)

<<No 14 : 30 June 1970>> (In this account of events Roy Medvedev's detailed notes have been used.) On the evening of 29 May 1970 Zhores Medvedev was taken from his flat in Obninsk, Kaluga Region, to the Kaluga city psychiatric hospital for "diagnosis" and "observation”. A group of policemen led by a major, the … Continue reading The Confinement of Zhores Medvedev in a Psychiatric Hospital, June 1970 (14.3)

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

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» On 4 November 1969 the great Russian writer A. I. 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 The expulsion of Solzhenitsyn from the Writers’ Union, 4 November 1969 (11.1)