The arrest of Natalya Gorbanevskaya, 24 December 1969 (11.9)

«No 11 : 31 December 1969» On 24 December 1969, Natalya Gorbanevskaya was arrested. Natalya Gorbanevskaya was born in 1936, and graduated from the philological faculty of Leningrad State University in 1963. A talented poet, she took part in the 25 August 1968 demonstration on Red Square [CCE 3.3] against the sending of troops to … Continue reading The arrest of Natalya Gorbanevskaya, 24 December 1969 (11.9)

First anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia, August 1969 (9.1)

«No 9 : 31 August 1969» [1] On 20 August 1969 a group of Soviet citizens issued the following declaration: "On 21 August last year a tragic event took place: Czechoslovakia, a friendly country, was invaded by Warsaw Pact Troops. “The aim of this action was to put a stop to the process of democratisation … Continue reading First anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia, August 1969 (9.1)

Repressive measures in response to protests about trial, April 1968 (1.3)

<< No 1 : 30 April 1968 >> The unprecedented extent of the movement of protest about the trial of Galanskov, Ginzburg, Dobrovolsky and Lashkova provoked a series of repressive measures. 1 At the beginning of February 1968 Mrs L.I. Ginzburg, Irina Zholkovskaya ([respectively, mother and fiancee of Alexander Ginzburg) and Olga Timofeyeva (Galanskov's wife) … Continue reading Repressive measures in response to protests about trial, April 1968 (1.3)

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 … Continue reading Texts in English

Documents circulating in samizdat about the trial, October 1968 (4.3)

No 4 : 31 October 1968 The letter of 28 August 1968 from Natalya Gorbanevskaya [CCE 3.3] to the editors of Rude Pravo, Unita, Humanite, The Morning Star and other foreign newspapers: an account of the events of 25 August. A letter from Anatoly Yakobson replying to accusations that the demonstration was "useless". A letter … Continue reading Documents circulating in samizdat about the trial, October 1968 (4.3)

The trial of the Red Square demonstrators, 9-11 October 1968 (4.1)

<<No 4 : 31 October 1968>> As reported in the third issue of the Chronicle, on 25 August 1968, at 12 noon, seven people staged a sit-down demonstration at the Place of Proclamation [Lobnoe mesto] on Red Square, as a protest against the sending of Soviet troops into Czechoslovakia. Six of them — Konstantin Babitsky, … Continue reading The trial of the Red Square demonstrators, 9-11 October 1968 (4.1)