Searches and Arrests of Jews wishing to emigrate to Israel, August 1970 (15.6)

«No 15 : 31 August 1970» [1] On 9 July two Georgian Jews, Venyamin Dzhanashvili and Abram Dzhandzhikhanashvili, were arrested in Tbilisi. For a long time they have been trying to obtain permission to emigrate to Israel. The pretext for the arrest was an incident on 26 January 1970 in the reception-room of the Georgian … Continue reading Searches and Arrests of Jews wishing to emigrate to Israel, August 1970 (15.6)

The Soviet Press on the Persecution of Dissenters in the USSR, June 1970 (14.5)

<<No 14 : 30 June 1970>> RIGA On 7 November 1969 [anniversary of 1917 October Revolution, ed.] E. Liepin and Misulovich were arrested on a charge of infringing Article 183-2 of the Latvian SSR Criminal Code (corresponding to Article 190-2 of the Russian Code): "gross disrespect towards the State flag" (in fact of burning the … Continue reading The Soviet Press on the Persecution of Dissenters in the USSR, June 1970 (14.5)

Commentary No 11

No 11 :  31 December 1969 11.1 The expulsion of Solzhenitsyn from the Writers Union [1] Sakhalin - an island off the Far Eastern coast of the Soviet Union, visited by Chekhov in 1890. His impressions of the forced labour camps and exiles' settlements located there are  recorded in Sakhalin Island, first published in 1893-4. … Continue reading Commentary No 11

The fate of dissenters declared mentally ill, July 1969 (8.7)

«Issue 8 : 30 June 1969» In the course of July three court hearings [CCE 9.3] are expected which will involve the ordering of compulsory measures of a medical nature. A panel of forensic psychiatry experts from the Serbsky Institute in Moscow has pronounced Victor Kuznetsov, whose arrest the Chronicle [CCE 7.3] has already reported, … Continue reading The fate of dissenters declared mentally ill, July 1969 (8.7)

An addition [1966] to the “White Book” about Sinyavsky and Daniel, October 1968 (4.6)

«No 4 : 31 October 1968» In his introduction to the so-called White Book its editor, Alexander Ginzburg, pointed to the possibility that the materials he had compiled were incomplete and expressed the hope that further items would be added to the collection. Recently a letter has come to light, written by Vitaly Potapenko of … Continue reading An addition [1966] to the “White Book” about Sinyavsky and Daniel, October 1968 (4.6)