* One of the eight who demonstrated on Red Square (25 August 1968) against the invasion of Czechoslovaka, Vadim DELAUNAY would have been 73 on 22 December this year.
in A Chronicle of Current Events (1968-1983). <<Other texts and documents>> Looking at an earlier version of this website, the late Marjorie FARQUHARSON commented, "I don't see many women here, John." I looked and they were there, but not perhaps as visible as they could be. One response was a simple change to the "Guided … Continue reading Women Activists and Prisoners
<<No 21 : 11 September 1971>> Yakut Autonomous Republic [Soviet Far East]. The trial of Vladimir Dremlyuga, indicted for a second time under Article 190-1 [of the Russian Criminal Code], took place in late August at an assize session of the Yakut Supreme Court in the town of Lensk, on penal institution territory. The court … Continue reading The Trial of Vladimir Dremlyuga, August 1971 (21.1)
<<No 14 : 30 June 1970>> In LENINGRAD on 10 April 1970 a portrait of Stalin was torn from a stand opposite the metro-station "Elektrosila". The portrait was torn down by Volkov, a 35-year-old technician employed at a secret establishment, married with two children. Volkov was sentenced under Article 206, para. 2, of the Russian … Continue reading Portraits of Stalin under guard, June 1970 (14.6)
<<No 5 : 31 December 1968>> In Issue 2 Lev Skvortsov was described as participating in the expert linguistic assessment of the Sinyavsky-Daniel case [CCE 2.2]. In fact, he did not take part and the work was actually done by Kostomarov, who is at present director of the Centre for Russian Language Teaching at Moscow … Continue reading Corrections to previous issues, December 1968 (5.5)
«No 11 : 31 December 1969»  On 5 December 1969 the traditional silent demonstration [CCE 6.9, item 3] was held on Pushkin Square. The first of these demonstrations was in support of Yu. Daniel and A. Sinyavsky, and took place on 5 December 1966, under the slogan "Respect the Constitution". This time about fifty … Continue reading News in brief, December 1969 (11.15)
<<No 4 : 31 October 1968>> On 10 October 1968 the following official announcement appeared in the papers Moskovskaya pravda [Moscow pravda] and Vechernyaya Moskva [Evening Moscow] [note 1] "IN THE MOSCOW CITY COURT"On 9 October the criminal trial began in Moscow of K. I. Babitsky, L. I. Bogoraz-Brukhman, V. N. Delaunay, V. A. Dremlyuga … Continue reading The Soviet press on the Red Square demonstrators’ trial, October 1968 (4.2)
«No 3 : 30 August 1968» The most outspoken protest against the aggression in Czechoslovakia was the sit-down demonstration which took place in Red Square at 12 noon on 25 August 1968. A letter from one of the participants in the demonstration, Natalya Gorbanevskaya, gives detailed information about this event: "To the chief editors of … Continue reading Red Square at Noon – Gorbanevskaya letter, 28 August 1968 (3.3)