33.1 – Political Prisoner’s Day in the USSR [30 October 1974]

<< No 33 : 10 December 1974 >> According to advance information received from the labour camps of Mordovia and Perm, a decision was taken there to designate 30 October 1974[1] as the “Day of the Political Prisoner in the USSR”. On that day the prisoners intended to declare hunger strikes, which were to last…

18.4 News from the Camps

No 18 : 5 March 1971 MORDOVIA Alexei Murzhenko and Yury Fyodorov, who were convicted at the Leningrad “hijackers trial”, have arrived at camp No. 10 (post office Leplei, a special-regime camp); Boris Penson has arrived in camp No. 19. The rest of those convicted in the same case are being held in investigation prisons:…

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…