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…

Commentary No 15

No 15 : 31 August 1970 15.3 The Arrest of Revolt Pimenov [1] [Pimenov’s interview was with Vadim Andreevich MEDVEDEV, a future member of Gorbachev’s close entourage during “perestroika”. Later in 1970 Medvedev was appointed a deputy head of the Propaganda department at the CPSU Central Committee in Moscow. From 1993 to 2006 he headed…