44.2.2 – The Arrest of Alexander Ginzburg [3 February 1977]

<< No 44 : 16 March 1977 >> On 2 February 1977 an article, “Liars and Pharisees”, was published in the weekly Literaturnaya gazeta under the signature of A. Petrov (Agatov). Its appearance aroused serious concern for the fate of Alexander Ginzburg and Yury Orlov. The same day a press conference was called at Ginzburg’s…

17.5 Public Statements Regarding the Trial of Pimenov, Vail and Zinovieva

No 17 : 31 December 1970 As soon as it became known that the pre-trial investigation into the case of Pimenov et al. had been concluded (see Chronicle 16.2), Yevgeny Smirnov’s pamphlet “Bravo, Comrade Tolstikov!” appeared in samizdat [1]. It names the documents mentioned in the charge against Pimenov, which includes “2000 words” [2]. In…

15.10 News in Brief

No 15 : 31 August 1970 [1] Pyotr Grigoryevich Grigorenko is still being held (see Chronicle 14.2) in the Psychiatric Hospital in Chernyakhovsk [Kaliningrad Region]. On 3 July his wife Z.M. Grigorenko, his son Andrei and his son’s fiancée travelled there to visit him. The head of the hospital, Major Belokopytov, refused to allow the…

KGB report on prophylactic and other measures (1967-1971)

Must be returned to CPSU Central Committee (General Department, sector 1) Sent to: members of the Politburo, candidate members of the Politburo, and Secretaries of the CPSU Central Committee No P 1756 TOP SECRET Special File To the CPSU Central Committee In accordance with the instructions of the Central Committee the agencies of the Committee…

17.15 Those arrested in 1970 (Supplement part 2)

No 17 : 31 December 1971 January 1971 Supplement to Chronicle No 17 PART TWO THOSE PEOPLE ARRESTED, OR ARRESTED AND TRIED IN 1970 For the information on individuals (see Part 1, 17.14) 1. RUSSIAN SOVIET FEDERATED SOCIALIST REPUBLIC MOSCOW 1. Andrei Alexeyevich AMALRIK, b. 1938, commentator. Arrested 21 May; Article 190-1; three years hard…