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Letters of a Russian Dissident

Author : Anna Pouschine
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"The Russian nobleman Ivan Ivanovich Pouschine is most recognized for two achievements: his leadership role in the 1825 Decembrist uprising agains Russia's tsarist government and his set of poignant memoirs about his dear friend Alexander Pushkin. Pouschine's historical and cultural significance, although often subtle, extends much further, however. After graduating from Tsar Alexander I's new Lyceum in 1817, Pouschine spent several years in the military and government service, serving as an officer and judge. All the while, he was an active leader of various secret societies in both St. Petersburg and Moscow that discussed the viability of a democratic government for Russia. He went on to become a key organizer of the resulting 1825 Decembrist uprising, for which he was sentenced to thirty years of harsh exile in Siberia. In exile, Pouschine involved himself in a variety of self-motivated pursuits: leading efforts to improve intellectual discourse in remote Siberia; managing the Decembrists' cooperative, and serving as the center of the exiles' social circle. In this book, Princeton scholar Anna Pouschine will explore her ancestor's correspondence by examining how his letters created personal fulfillment in a desolate environment at a difficult moment in his country's storied past"--

Soviet Dissident Literature a Critical Guide

Author : Josephine Woll
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Komar Melamid Two Soviet Dissident Artists

Author : Vitaly Komar
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For the uninitiated, the Komar-MelaƯmid paintings (their work is a collaboraƯtive effort) no doubt will be a surprise and a delight: it is at once sprightly, intricate, and mystical. Called "Sots" art (for Socialist art), it is a kind of Pop that parodies the propaganda posters and street banners designed for public conƯsumption by Russian officialdom. The Sots subjects from the first show include the stern head of a worker holding his finger to his lips and entitled "Don#x19;t Babble," several banners with such slogans as "Glory to Labor" and "Our Goal Communism," and a painting of a "Laika" cigarette pack using as its emƯblem the Soviet dog sent into orbit with "Sputnik II" in 1957.

Biographical Dictionary of Dissidents in the Soviet Union

Author : S. P. De Boer
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Soviet Dissidents

Author : Joshua Rubenstein
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Traces the history of recent Soviet dissent through the stories of several human rights activists who repeatedly risk arrest by demonstrating in public, supporting fellow dissidents on trial, and circulating alternative, underground newspapers

Soviet Dissidents

Author : Joshua Rubenstein
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Traces the history of recent Soviet dissent through the stories of several human rights activists who repeatedly risk arrest by demonstrating in public, supporting fellow dissidents on trial, and circulating alternative, underground newspapers

The Washington Post

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Notes of a Non conspirator

Author : Allan Wynn
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Tribunal

Author : Vladimir Voinovich
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Vladimir Voinovich’s Tribunal: A Courtly Comedy in Three Acts is a scathing satire on the 1960s/1970s Soviet show-trials by one of the most famous Soviet dissidents, who was sometimes called Russia’s ‘greatest living satirist.’ Based upon his reaction to the Sinyavski/Daniel trial in 1966, which caused him to begin to write harshly critical letters to Premier Leonid Brezhnev and finally resulted in his expulsion from the Soviet Union in 1981, Voinovich’s Tribunal is a monument to the Soviet dissidents of the Cold War period and a sardonic critique of the censorship and persecution of dissident writers everywhere. Voinovich’s classic comedy describes the black humoresque high jinks and outrageous shenanigans that ensue when an unsuspecting couple of Soviet citizens, Senya and Larissa Suspectnikoff, clutching their free tickets in their innocent hands, walk into a crowded theatre, expecting to watch a Chekhovian comedy, only to become caught up in the sinister machinations of a Soviet criminal tribunal and its madcap version of the Moscow show trials.

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Freedomways

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LSC CPS1 THE HISTORY OF RUSSIA VOLUME ONE

Author : Walter Moss
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This is the first volume of a two-volume text that focuses on three main topics: the struggle for and against political authority, the expansion and contraction of Russia and its dealings with non-Russian nationalities and foreign powers, and the life and culture of the Russian people. This approach contributes to the book's stress on the continuities in Russian history from its beginnings to the mid 1990's. The text provides a balanced and comprehensive coverage of political, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual history. Distinctions · A two-volume format, with the material on Late Imperial Russia appearing in both volumes. · Incorporates the latest scholarly findings and briefly mentions scholarly controversies. · A clear overview stressing main themes is offered at the beginning of each historical period and the beginning of each chapter. · Chapters are organized in a chronological/topical manner and written in a clear style interweaving narrative and analysis. · Offers greater treatment of such topics as nationalities issues, political opposition, women, eating and drinking, health and sickness, law, crime and punishments, and popular culture. · Much stronger coverage of social history than its competitors. · Extensive and current list of sources at the end of each chapter. A more general source list at the end of each volume includes references to media sources and internet sources. · Primary source inserts drawn from memoirs, letters, foreign observers accounts, and Soviet dissident literature are all included in each chapter.

The Dissidents

Author : Peter Reddaway
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The nearly forgotten story of Soviet dissidents It has been nearly three decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union—enough time for the role that the courageous dissidents ultimately contributed to the communist system’s collapse to have been largely forgotten, especially in the West. This book brings to life, for contemporary readers, the often underground work of the men and women who opposed the regime and authored dissident texts, known as samizdat, that exposed the tyrannies and weaknesses of the Soviet state both inside and outside the country. Peter Reddaway spent decades studying the Soviet Union and got to know these dissidents and their work, publicizing their writings in the West and helping some of them to escape the Soviet Union and settle abroad. In this memoir he captures the human costs of the repression that marked the Soviet state, focusing in particular on Pavel Litvinov, Larisa Bogoraz, General Petro Grigorenko, Anatoly Marchenko, Alexander Podrabinek, Vyacheslav Bakhmin, and Andrei Sinyavsky. His book describes their courage but also puts their work in the context of the power struggles in the Kremlin, where politicians competed with and even succeeded in ousting one another. Reddaway’s book takes readers beyond Moscow, describing politics and dissident work in other major Russian cities as well as in the outlying republics.

Newspaper Index Los Angeles Times

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LSC CPSX VOLUME II SINCE 1855

Author : Walter Moss
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This is the second volume of a two-volume text that focuses on three main topics: the struggle for and against political authority, the expansion and contraction of Russia and its dealings with non-Russian nationalities and foreign powers, and the life and culture of the Russian people. This approach contributes to the book's stress on the continuities in Russian history from its beginnings to the mid 1990's. The text provides a balanced and comprehensive coverage of political, economic, social, cultural, and intellectual history. Distinctions • A two-volume format, with the material on Late Imperial Russia appearing in both volumes. • Incorporates the latest scholarly findings and briefly mentions scholarly controversies. • A clear overview stressing main themes is offered at the beginning of each historical period and the beginning of each chapter. • Chapters are organized in a chronological/topical manner and written in a clear style interweaving narrative and analysis. • Offers greater treatment of such topics as nationalities issues, political opposition, women, eating and drinking, health and sickness, law, crime and punishments, and popular culture. • Much stronger coverage of social history than its competitors. • Extensive and current list of sources at the end of each chapter. A more general source list at the end of each volume includes references to media sources and internet sources. • Primary source inserts drawn from memoirs, letters, foreign observers accounts, and Soviet dissident literature are all included in each chapter.

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The Universe Behind Barbed Wire

Author : Myroslav Marynovych
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Ukrainian dissident Myroslav Marynovych recounts his involvement in the Brezhnev-era human rights movement in the Soviet Union and his resulting years as a political prisoner in Siberia and in internal exile.

Midstream

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A Ransomed Dissident

Author : Igor Golomstock
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In 1939, a ten-year-old Igor Golomstock accompanied his mother, a medical doctor, to the vast network of labour camps in the Russian Far East. While she tended patients, he was minded by assorted 'trusty' prisoners – hardened criminals – and returned to Moscow an almost feral adolescent, fluent in obscene prison jargon but intellectually ignorant. Despite this dubious start he became a leading art historian and co-author (with his close friend Andrey Sinyavsky) of the first, deeply controversial, monograph on Picasso published in the Soviet Union. His writings on his 43 years in the Soviet Union offer a rare insight into life as a quietly subversive art historian and the post-Stalin dissident community. In vivid prose Golomstock shows the difficulties of publishing, curating and talking about Western art in Soviet Russia and, with self-deprecating humour, the absurd tragicomedy of life for the Moscow intelligentsia during Khruschev's thaw and Brezhnev's stagnation. He also offers a unique personal perspective on the 1966 trial of Sinyavsky and Yuri Daniel, widely considered the end of Khruschev's liberalism and the spark that ignited the Soviet dissident movement. In 1972 he was given 'permission' to leave the Soviet Union, but only after paying a 'ransom' of more than 25 years' salary, nominally intended to reimburse the state for his education. A remarkable collection of artists, scholars and intellectuals in Russia and the West, including Roland Penrose, came together to help him pay this astronomical sum. His memoirs of life once in the UK offer an insider's view of the BBC Russian Service and a penetrating analysis of the notorious feud between Sinyavsky and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Nominated for the Russian Booker Prize on its publication in Russian in 2014, The Ransomed Dissident opens a window onto the life of a remarkable man: a dissident of uncompromising moral integrity and with an outstanding gift for friendship.

History s Carnival

Author : Leonid Plyushch
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