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…

8.14 News in brief

No 8 : 30 June 1969 [1] In mid-May 1969, workers at the Kiev Hydroelectric Station in the village of Beryozka met to discuss the housing problem: many of them are even now still living in prefabricated huts and railway coaches despite the authorities’ promises to provide housing. The workers declared that they no longer…