16.13 Additions and Corrections

No 16 : 31 October 1970 In its report “Details of the Ryazan trial” (Chronicle 14.7) was somewhat inaccurate in certain points. The defence counsels taking part in the trial were: A.F. Trukhachyova, E.M. Kogan, V.I. Merlina, A.S. Korzhina, N.I. Titlyanova, A.A. Titova. Valery Budka was arrested on 10 August. The terms of imprisonment were…

14.1 The Arrest of Andrei Amalrik

No 14 : 30 June 1970 Andrei Alekseyevich Amalrik was arrested on 21 May 1970 in the village of Akulovo in the Moscow Region. At 11 a.m. about twenty agents of the KGB and of the Moscow and Sverdlovsk Procuracies appeared in four cars. Amalrik was shown the charge of circulating “literature containing slanderous fabrications…

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…

12.7 Supplementary material about the expulsion of A. I. Solzhenitsyn from the Union of Soviet Writers

No 12 : 28 February 1970 Certain details about the expulsion of Solzhenitsyn [see 11.1] from the Union of Soviet Writers  have become known. At the beginning of November 1969 the secretary of the Ryazan writers’ organisation E. Safonov was summoned to Moscow to see L. Sobolev (Writers’ Union of the RSFSR) and “fix” the…