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…

Texts in English

Amalrik, Andrei, Will the Soviet Union survive until 1984? (1970) Brumberg, A. The Quest for Justice, London, 1970 Dzyuba, Ivan, Internationalism or Russification? Ginzburg, Alexander, The White Book (in Russian). See Labedz and Hayward Gorbanevskaya, Natalya, Red Square at Noon, London 1970/// Grigorenko, Pyotr, Labedz, L. & M. Hayward, M. (eds), On Trial: the case…

6.8 Samizdat update

No 6 : 28 February 1969 1. Roy Medvedev, Before the Court of History This book has long been known to a narrow circle but has only begun to circulate widely in samizdat. It is a three-volume study of the life and personality of J.V. Stalin, his administration and his crimes. 2. “Svetlana Stalin and…