Category Archives: 3. CPSU and dissent in USSR

Punitive Psychiatry

Foreword to Bloch and Reddaway, Russia’s political hospitals (1977) The peculiar features of the Soviet political system, the Communist ideology, the uncertainties and difficulties of the science of psychiatry, the labyrinths of the human conscience – all these have weirdly … Continue reading

Posted in 1. CPSU, Ideology & Politics, 3.6 The abuse of psychiatry, Essays and Articles

Alternative sources (1968-1992)

The 63 published issues of the bi-monthly CHRONICLE OF CURRENT EVENTS (April 1968 to June 1982) can all be accessed in English translation. The Russian original ХРОНИКА ТЕКУЩИХ СОБЫТИЙ is also available online; as is most of the Munich-based fortnightly … Continue reading

Posted in 2.1 pre-1975, 2.2 post-1975, 3.1 the 1960s, 3.2 the 1970s, 3.3 after 1980, 3.4 Andrei Sakharov, 3.5 Alexander Solzhenitsyn, 3.6 The abuse of psychiatry, 4. Perestroika

10 September 1976*, 2066-A

KGB and Ministry of Health to Central Committee about Western “anti-Soviet propaganda” concerning the abuse of psychiatry for political purposes (18 pp). Eight documents from September to December 1976 [R 10 September 1976, 2066-A] =========================================================== [page one of eighteen] State … Continue reading

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26 December 1980*, St 243/57

Secretariat. Letter to chairman of Danish Social Democratic Party about the arrest of refusenik Victor Brailovsky, explaining his “criminal activities” (3 pp). [R 26 December 1980, St 243-57] ============================================================== [Text from a different document, presumably International Department to Central Committee] … Continue reading

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