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)

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)

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

News in brief, June 1969 (8.14)

«No 8 : 30 June 1969» [1] In mid-May 1969, workers at the Kiev Hydroelectric Station in the village of Beryozka met to discuss the housing problem: many of them are even now still living in prefabricated huts and railway coaches despite the authorities' promises to provide housing. The workers declared that they no longer … Continue reading News in brief, June 1969 (8.14)

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)

Protests about the trial [December 1967 to March 1968] (1.2)

<< No 1 : 30 April 1968 >> The Moscow trial of Galanskov, Ginzburg, Dobrovolsky and Lashkova provoked a widespread response among the Soviet public. The first of these was an appeal, written while the trial was still in progress by Larissa Bogoraz and Pavel Litvinov, and addressed "To World Public Opinion". it described the … Continue reading Protests about the trial [December 1967 to March 1968] (1.2)

Extra-judicial political repression in 1968-9, February 1969 (6.5)

<< No 6 : 28 February 1969 >> EVENTS IN GORKY In addition to the details given in CCE 5 [CCE 5.3, Nos 128-136], the Chronicle is now able to report the following. In April 1968 leaflets appeared at the Polytechnic, Pedagogical and Medical Institutes, and at the University of Gorky, calling on people to “follow … Continue reading Extra-judicial political repression in 1968-9, February 1969 (6.5)