The 63 published issues of the CHRONICLE OF CURRENT EVENTS can be accessed in English translation (and Russian) through the menu bar above.

The Russian original ХРОНИКА ТЕКУЩИХ СОБЫТИЙ is online.

So is most of the Munich-based ВЕСТИ ИЗ СССР (1978- 1992).

A useful selection of CPSU Central Committee documents, many translated into English, is available in the BUKOVSKY ARCHIVES.


1.  CCE 1-24 (1968-1972)  ◊

Many of the earlier issues have been fully digitized. The contents of all their reports may be searched in a variety of ways indicated in the right-hand column of the page: Search (e.g. Grigorenko), People & Places (e.g. Tashkent) or Themes (e.g. dismissal).

2.  CCE 25-58 and CCE 60-64 (1972-1982)  ◊

Other issues remain partly or wholly in pdf form. The contents pages of the pdf issues are included in the various digitized search facilities. The individual reports they contain can quickly be accessed by turning to the pages indicated within the pdf file (i.e. the pdf file for Issue 32-33 has 105 pages: do NOT search by the 193 pages of the original print version).

An entire pdf issue can be rapidly searched using  Ctrl-F in your browser and entering the name, place or term you want to find.

From the mid to late 1970s onwards many of the reports concerning particular individuals (e.g. Vladimir Bukovsky or Mustafa Dzhemilev), or about the Helsinki Groups (CCE 40.13 onwards), have been uploaded to the website as sequences rather than adding a complete issue at a time.

◊  Contents pages, continuous scrolling  ◊

Please note that it is possible to scroll through the contents pages of successive issues of the CHRONICLE by clicking on the hyperlink at the end of each page of contents.

The dating of each issue

The date on each issue does not necessarily indicate when it was first published (circulated), but the last date of the information it contains

As the issues grew larger, and pressure from the authorities increased, the first appearance of the last issues CHRONICLE in Moscow — see publication details at foot of contents pages for CCE 60 to 64 — might come many months after its formal date. For example, << Issue 63 (31 December 1981) >> was 230 pages long and did not appear (circulate) in the Soviet capital until March 1983.

Search and Index

Taken together the 64 issues of the CHRONICLE are the equivalent of 6,000 typescript pages. That cumulative text mentions 10,000 individuals and makes reference to 20,000 publications, almost all of them samizdat.

The Tag Cloud (People and Places) and the Categories (Themes) in the right-hand column of the page form some approximation to an INDEX. Without digitization of all the issus these two resources can only be a partial aid when searching through

[a] the texts of Issues 1-24,

[b] the contents pages of Issues 25 to 64, and

[c] any individual reports after Issue 24 that have been scanned and digitized.

20 June 2017