22.7 Appeals in Defence of Human Rights

No 22 : 10 November 1971 [1] On 24 October Pyotr Yakir addressed a letter to G. Pompidou and L. I. Brezhnev, [28] expressing his belief that the Paris talks would lead to further progress in the consolidation of peace on earth and in relations between France and the USSR. Yakir then expresses his opinion…

21.11 Samizdat update

No 21 : 11 September 1971 [1] A. I. Solzhenitsyn, August 1914 At the beginning of June 1971 there appeared a report of the publication of A. I. Solzhenitsyn’s new novel August 1914 (YMCA Press, Paris). The author’s “Afterword“ to the novel specifies the circumstances which prevented it from being printed by Soviet publishing-houses: “This…