COMMENTARY No 6

No 6 : 28 February 1969 6.2 The case of Boris Kochubievsky [1] “… who is of Russian nationality”. This does not refer just to Larisa Kochubievskaya’s ethnic and cultural background and origins in the multi-ethnic Soviet Union. From 196// onwards Soviet ID documents (internal “passports”) carried an entry that, from 16 years onwards, fixed…

12.9 News in brief

No 12 : 28 February 1970 [1] TASHKENT. Seidomet Khalibayev was arrested at the end of December 1969 under Article 190-1 [Article 194-1 in Uzbek SSR Criminal Code]. Earlier served a sentence in connection with the case of Yury Osmanov. [2] Nuri Abduraimov. Born 1940, arrested 8 January 1970 in the town of Yangiyul, Uzbek…

8.1 The trial of Boris Kochubievsky

No 8 : 30 June 1969 On 13-16 May this year, the Kiev Region Court examined the case of Boris Kochubievsky, accused under Article 187-1 of the Ukrainian SSR Criminal Code (which corresponds to Article 190 of the Russian Criminal Code). Kochubievsky was charged with making statements on the position of Jews in the USSR.…

6.2 The case of Boris Kochubievsky

No 6 : 28 February 1969 At the beginning of December 1968 a thirty-year-old radio engineer, Boris Kochubievsky, was arrested in Kiev. In 1967 he spoke at a lecture on the international situation given at the radio factory where he worked, argued with the lecturer, and expressed his disagreement with the description of Israel’s actions…