In the Moscow Writers’ Organisation, Spring 1974 (32.14) 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 (32.14) V. Voinovich

In the Moscow Writers’ Organisation, Spring 1974 (32.14) L.K. Chukovskaya

The Expulsion of Lydia Chukovskaya from the USSR Writers’ Union. In March 1974, the Information Bulletin of the Board Secretariat of the USSR Writers' Union (an internal publication of the Secretariat) contained the following announcement: In the Secretariat of the Board of the Moscow Writers’ OrganizationThe disciplinary case of L.K. Chukovskaya was discussed at a … Continue reading In the Moscow Writers’ Organisation, Spring 1974 (32.14) L.K. Chukovskaya

Supplementary material about Solzhenitsyn’s expulsion from the Union of Soviet Writers, February 1970 (12.7)

«No 12 : 28 February 1970» Certain details about the expulsion of Solzhenitsyn [CCE 11.1] from the Union of Soviet Writers  have become known. At the beginning of November 1969 the secretary of the Ryazan writers' organisation E. Safonov was summoned to Moscow to see L. Sobolev (Writers' Union of the RSFSR) and "fix" the … Continue reading Supplementary material about Solzhenitsyn’s expulsion from the Union of Soviet Writers, February 1970 (12.7)

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

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» On 4 November 1969 the great Russian writer Alexander Isayevich 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 Solzhenitsyn’s expulsion from the Writers’ Union, 4 November 1969 (11.1)

Certain episodes in the campaign against those who signed letters, June 1968 (2.2)

<< No 2 : 30 June 1968 >> In Novosibirsk, the central theme in the persecution campaign has come to be the aim of purging Akademgorodok, i.e. the university and the institutes of the Siberian Section of the USSR Academy of Sciences (SSAS), of those who signed the Novosibirsk letter. This aim has found expression … Continue reading Certain episodes in the campaign against those who signed letters, June 1968 (2.2)