The Action Group for the Defence of Human Rights in the USSR

The oldest human rights group in the Soviet Union, with members from Moscow, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, the ACTION GROUP began its activities in 1969 by appealing, over the heads of the Soviet government, to the UN Human Rights Committee. Its formal existence ended with the imprisonment of Tatyana VELIKANOVA in 1980. To see all related … Continue reading The Action Group for the Defence of Human Rights in the USSR

The deportation of Solzhenitsyn, 13 February 1974 (32.1)

<<No 32 : 17 July 1974>> On 13 February 1974, 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 … Continue reading The deportation of Solzhenitsyn, 13 February 1974 (32.1)