16.6 Religious Persecution

No 16 : 31 October 1970 At the end of October 1970, the Catholic church was closed in the village of Zarechanka (formerly Balya-Kostyolnaya) in the Grodno Region of Belorussia. The village forms part of the Suvorov collective farm (kolkhoz). The church was closed on the instructions of the local authorities. It was turned into…

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…

14.8 Religious persecution

No 14 : 30 June 1970 VITEBSK [Belorussia] In December 1969 criminal proceedings were taken against Mikhail Sych, the leader of a group of “Seventh-day Adventists” (the newspaper Vitebsk Worker of 26 November 1969 wrote of this group in an article entitled “Tanya’s misfortune”). On 6 December Galina Alexandrovna Gavrilyuk, a 38-year-old manual worker, called…

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…