33.1 – Political Prisoner’s Day in the USSR [30 October 1974]

<< No 33 : 10 December 1974 >> According to advance information received from the labour camps of Mordovia and Perm, a decision was taken there to designate 30 October 1974[1] as the “Day of the Political Prisoner in the USSR”. On that day the prisoners intended to declare hunger strikes, which were to last…

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…

22.10 Letters and Statements

No 22 : 10 November 1971 [1] Editorial from the Ukrainian Herald No. 5 (here reproduced in abridged form) “Some members of the Ukrainian public who are familiar with Russian samizdat works are studying the attitude towards the nationalities question in general, and to that of the Ukraine in particular, on the part of the…