11 June 1968* (1372-A) Samizdat

KGB report to Central Committee about the new samizdat publication “A Chronicle of Current Events” (1968-1982) and its distribution by PAVEL LITVINOV, PYOTR YAKIR, and NATALYA GORBANEVSKAYA. [R 11 June 1968,  1372-A] total 2 pp.

Includes cover page of the first issue of “Human Rights in the USSR” (later known as “A Chronicle of Current Events”), 30 April 1968.


[page one of two]

USSR Committee for State Security [KGB]
of the USSR Council of Ministers

11 June 1968
No. 1372-A


To CPSU Central Committee

For your information

Operational information available makes it clear that LITVINOV, GORBANEVSKAYA, YAKIR, and certain other like-minded individuals have prepared and are disseminating a document entitled “The Year for Human Rights in the Soviet Union” (copy enclosed herewith) that contains slanderous accounts of trials [of dissidents] in Moscow and Leningrad, along with summaries of letters and statements discrediting the Soviet authorities.

(Signed) Andropov,

Chairman, Committee for State Security


[page two]


A Chronicle of Current Events

“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”

Article 19, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights [1948]

Issue I, 30 April 1968




1. Notes and additions by translator and editor are bracketed, thus [ ];
2. Text added by hand is indicated in italic script;
3. when a handwritten phrase, figure or word has been inserted
in a previously typed document it is indicated by underlined italic script.

Translation, George Sklyar



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