Category Archives: 4. Perestroika

The Status of these Archives (2018)

In 1992, for a period of five months, Vladimir Bukovsky was given access to the archives of the CPSU Central Committee in Moscow. The new Russian government of Boris Yeltsin asked him to speak as a witness on its behalf … Continue reading

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Is Glasnost a Game of Mirrors? (1987)

The New York Times, 22 March 1987 Are Mikhail S. Gorbachev’s new policies the historical turning point we have been praying for, signaling the end of oppression and misery in the Soviet Union? Or are we witnessing only a short-lived … Continue reading

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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 has been available online since 2008.

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

9 December 1986*, 2407-Ch

Secretariat. Measures relating to Andrei Sakharov; annulment of decree for Sakharov’s exile and pardon for his wife Elena Bonner (8 pp).  [R 9 Dec 86, 2407-Ch] ============================================================== [pages one to four] Secret 9 December 1986 To the CPSU Central Committee … Continue reading

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