22.10 Letters and Statements

No 22 : 10 November 1971 [1] Editorial from the Ukrainian Herald No. 5 (here reproduced in abridged form) “Some members of the Ukrainian public who are familiar with Russian samizdat works are studying the attitude towards the nationalities question in general, and to that of the Ukraine in particular, on the part of the…

22.5 Material from the Regional Press

No 22 : 10 November 1971 ODESSA. On 6 March 1971 the newspaper Banner of Communism published an article (signed by I. Petrenko) entitled “Whose side are you on, Strokataya?” It reported that Nina Antonovna Strokataya, the wife of Svyatoslav Karavansky (see CCE 7, 13, 15), [21] who is at present serving a second term…

21.9 Religious Persecution

No 21 : 11 September 1971 [1] Lithuania PRIENAI. On 26 August Juozas Zdebskis, vicar of the Roman-Catholic church in Prienai, was arrested by officers of the Lithuanian Procuracy. J. Zdebskis is a popular figure among believers, and is well-known and respected by the Lithuanian intelligentsia [see CCE 18.10, item 18]. He had been teaching…

18.6 The Jewish Movement for Emigration to Israel

No 18 : 5 March 1971 On 5-6 January 1971 the Leningrad Military Tribunal heard the case of Vulf Zalmanson (b. 1939), a member of the armed forces, who was arrested together with the eleven persons already convicted in the “aeroplane” case [see CCE 17.6]. The trial was held in camera. The father and brother…

18.5 A Survey of Events in Ukraine

No 18 : 5 March 1971 (based on material from the Ukrainian Herald [Ukrainsky visniyk] Nos. 1-3, January-October 1970; issued in Ukrainian) [1] The first issue of Ukrainian Herald was briefly annotated in Chronicle 13.9. The Herald‘s aim is to inform the public about cases of violation of human rights in the Ukraine, about cases…