In the Moscow Writers’ Organisation, Spring 1974 (32.17) V. Voinovich

The Expulsion of Vladimir Voinovich from the USSR Writers’ Union A meeting of the bureau of the prose section was arranged several times and cancelled for lack of a quorum: the majority of bureau members failed to appear “because of illness”. The meeting eventually took place on 30 January 1974. Georgy Radov was in the … Continue reading In the Moscow Writers’ Organisation, Spring 1974 (32.17) V. Voinovich

The expulsion of Solzhenitsyn from the Writers’ Union, 4 November 1969 (11.1)

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» On 4 November 1969 the great Russian writer A. I. Solzhenitsyn was expelled from the Writers' Union by the Ryazan branch of the Writers' Union of the Russian Republic (RSFSR). Of the seven members of the Ryazan branch, six were present at the meeting: Vasily Matushkin (Ryazan), Sergei Baranov … Continue reading The expulsion of Solzhenitsyn from the Writers’ Union, 4 November 1969 (11.1)

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)

Additions to the list of extra-judicial repression in 1968 (5.3)

<<No 5 : 31 December 1968>> FIRST ADDITION Concerning individuals named in the second issue of the Chronicle [CCE 2.1; nos in square brackets refer to their place in that list]. Boris Balter [8] – excluded from the Party by the Moscow City Committee of the CPSU. Yury Tsekhmistrenko [77] – it was mistakenly reported … Continue reading Additions to the list of extra-judicial repression in 1968 (5.3)