Chronology, December 1976 to March 1977 (44.1)

<<No 44 : 16 March 1977>> December 1976 18     Exchange of Bukovsky and Corvalan 24     Searches among members of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group 25     Psychiatric arrest of Vladimir Borisov (Leningrad) * 1977 January 1977 4       Searches among members of Moscow Helsinki Group TASS announcement of link between Helsinki Group and NTS 5    Creation of the … Continue reading Chronology, December 1976 to March 1977 (44.1)

Materials about Sakharov, December 1973 (30.12)

<<No 30 : 31 December 1973>> (1) Sakharov interview and material about him in the Soviet press and in samzidat In an interview with the Swedish correspondent [Olle] Stenholm in mid-June Academician Sakharov stated: “In our country socialism has manifested itself in an unprecedented concentration of economic and political power, an exceptional degree of monopolization.” … Continue reading Materials about Sakharov, December 1973 (30.12)

Traditional Days of Protest in the USSR, December 1976 (43.2)

<< No. 43 : 31 December 1976 >> 30 OCTOBER 1976 POLITICAL PRISONERS' DAY In 1976 Political Prisoners’ Day was observed for the third time. [1a]  In camps and prisons the traditional hunger-strikes took place on that day; over sixty people took part. Among them were: ● the women prisoners Irina Stasiv-Kalynets, Oksana Popovich, Irina … Continue reading Traditional Days of Protest in the USSR, December 1976 (43.2)

The Committee for Human Rights in the USSR, 4 November 1970 (17.4)

«No 17 : 31 December 1970» The Committee for Human Rights, consisting of Academician A.D. Sakharov and physicists A.N. Tverdokhlebov and V.N. Chalidze, was formed in Moscow on 4 November 1970. The committee formulated five principles underlying its activities: "1. The Committee for Human Rights is a creative association acting in accordance with the laws … Continue reading The Committee for Human Rights in the USSR, 4 November 1970 (17.4)

The deportation of Solzhenitsyn, 13 February 1974 (32.1)

<<No 32 : 17 July 1974>> On 13 February, after a prolonged and large-scale persecution campaign in the press, Alexander Isayevich SOLZHENITSYN was deported from the Soviet Union. The immediate cause was the publication of his GULag Archipelago by the YMCA Press (CCE 30.16).[1] The circumstances surrounding the publication of this book, as well as … Continue reading The deportation of Solzhenitsyn, 13 February 1974 (32.1)

Texts in English

— 1960-1969 — Labedz, L. & M. Hayward, M. (eds), On Trial: the case of Sinyavsky and Daniel, London 1967 (includes most of the materials from The White Book) The Chornovil Papers, 1968 (in Russian, Woe from Wit) Conquest, Robert, The Great Terror, 1968 (CCE 14.12, item 10 and CCE 19.12, item 4) Gonchar (Honchar), … Continue reading Texts in English