Commentary No 5

No 5 : 31 December 1969 5.1 SURVEY OF SAMIZDAT IN 1968 [1] Notable prose works appearing in samizdat during previous years. Ginzburg, Krutoi marshrut (1967 (in Grani 64-8, Frankfurt); Into the Whirlwind (London 1967) Shalamov stories published 1966-1970 in Novy zhurnal (New York); two included in Michael Scammell (ed), Russia’s Other Writers (1970). Lidiya…

12.2 The trial of P.G. Grigorenko

No 12 : 28 February 1970 At the very end of the investigation into charges under Article 190-1 of the Russian Criminal Code further charges were added, under Articles 191-4 of the Uzbek Criminal Code and 70 of the Russian Code. Grigorenko’s defence counsel, S. V. Kalistratova, learned this only at the trial, which opened…

5.4 News in brief

No 5 : 31 December 1968 [1] In the Crimea there are periodic police raids on Tatars who have returned home. On 15 July 1968, eleven Crimean Tatar families were brutally manhandled at the ‘Bolshevik’ state farm in the Krasnogvardeisky (Red Guard) district. Since the publication of the decree of 5 September 1967, only eighteen…