Bukovsky laid to rest

On Tuesday, 19 November 2019, Vladimir BUKOVSKY was buried in Highgate Cemetery, north London, after a service conducted by an Orthodox priest at the chapel nearby. Among those who spoke later at the funeral reception in Lauderdale House were Mustafa Dzhemilev, leader of the Crimean Tatar nation; journalist and veteran Soviet dissident Alexander Podrabinek; and … Continue reading Bukovsky laid to rest

Vladimir Konstantinovich BUKOVSKY

Belebei (USSR), 30 December 1942 — Cambridge (UK), 27 October 2019. Vladimir BUKOVSKY, once dubbed “a hero of almost legendary proportion among the Soviet dissident movement” by the New York Times, died of cardiac arrest in Addenbrookes Hospital, in Cambridge, England at 9:30 pm (Greenwich Mean Time) on 27 October 2019. He was 76. His … Continue reading Vladimir Konstantinovich BUKOVSKY

Secret Chernobyl

In Judgment in Moscow, Vladimir BUKOVSKY writes in passing with irony and scepticism of the Western reaction, in April 1986, to the explosion at the Chernobyl reactor and the behaviour of the Soviet leadership led by the "new Chichikov", Mikhail Gorbachev. Again and again, he notes disbelievingly, Western commentators urged that the new head of … Continue reading Secret Chernobyl

The Abuse of Psychiatry

The abuse of psychiatry for political purposes was widespread in the Soviet Union. One third of political prisoners were detained, often indefinitely, in psychiatric prison hospitals. All ten documents in this archive concerning this practice may be found in the thematic section of the contents index -- https://bukovsky-archive.com/3-6-the-abuse-of-psychiatry-for-political-purposes/  They include the key 1970 report by … Continue reading The Abuse of Psychiatry

The Soviet Union and Afghanistan (CWIHP)

Documents from the Bulletins of the the Cold War International History (CWIHP) Project Compiled and republished November 2001 (79 pp.) http://www.wilsoncenter.org/sites/default/files/e-dossier_4.pdf * BULLETIN 3 (Fall 1993) Soviet Policy in Afghanistan, 1979: A Grim Assessment 12 April 1979 -- Politburo, excerpt 149 from minutes, including 1 April 1979 report by A. Gromyko, Yu. Andropov, D. Ustinov … Continue reading The Soviet Union and Afghanistan (CWIHP)