A New Way of Fighting Religion, June-July 1976 (41.4)

[Alexander ARGENTOV] On 14 July 1976 Alexander Alexandrovich ARGENTOV (b. 1951) was summoned to the military registration and enlistment office of Moscow's Tushino district. He was sent for immediate examination to a psychiatric clinic. Argentov had never been registered as a psychiatric patient before. On his arrival at the clinic Dr Alexander Ivanovich Mazikov told … Continue reading A New Way of Fighting Religion, June-July 1976 (41.4)

The Trial of Alexander Ogorodnikov, 3-7 September 1980 (58.6)

<<No 58 : November 1980>> From 3 to 7 September 1980 the Kalinin Regional Court heard the case of Alexander Ioilevich OGORODNIKOV (b. 1950), who was charged under article 70 of the RSFSR Criminal Code. Ogorodnikov was arrested on 20 November 1978 (CCE 51) and sentenced to one year in ordinary-regime camps for ‘parasitism’ (CCE … Continue reading The Trial of Alexander Ogorodnikov, 3-7 September 1980 (58.6)

Persecution of Participants in a Religious Seminar, December 1976 (43.11)

<<No 43 : 31 December 1976>> Chronicle 41.2 ("Religion in the USSR”) reported on the persecution of Alexander Ogorodnikov and his friends. Ogorodnikov organized a seminar on religion and philosophy for Orthodox young people. He is 26 years old; a few years ago he was expelled from his third year at the All-Union State Institute … Continue reading Persecution of Participants in a Religious Seminar, December 1976 (43.11)