Tag: Soviet dissidents

Soviet-Era Dissident ‘Chronicle of Current Events’ Resumes Publication on the Internet

October 24, 2015

Staunton, October 22 – Four former Soviet political prisoners have resumed the publication of the Chronicle of Current Events, the information bulletin about violations of human rights and official persecutions that circulated in samizdat between 1968 and 1983. The new version is being distributed via the Internet. The four are Viktor Davydov, Aleksey Manninkov, Kirill […]

Kremlin Transforming Political Opponents into Soviet-Style Dissidents

May 27, 2014

Staunton, May 27 – In yet another example of Vladimir Putin’s restoration of some of the ugliest features of the Soviet past, his government has “politicized any public criticism and marginalized any who disagree,” thus ensuring that opponents of the Kremlin have no possibility of winning elections and transforming them into Soviet-era-style dissidents. That is […]