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Repression of Anarchists in Russia after Stalin (some extracts)

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[thanks to Szarapow!]

Some excerpts from “58.10: review proceedings of the USSR prosecutor’s office on the cases on anti-Soviet agitation propaganda. Annotated catalogue, March 1953 – 1991“. Edited by V. A. Kozlov and S. V. Miroshenko, compiled by O. V. Edelman. Published: Mezhdunarodniy Fond “Demokratiya”, Moscow, 1999. (Translated by Szarapow)

58.10: надзорные производства прокуратуры СССР по делам об антисоветской агитации и пропаганде. Аннотированный каталог, март 1953 -1991. Под ред. В.А. Козлова и С.В. Мироненко; сост. О.В. Эдельман. М., Международный Фонд “Демократия”, 1999.

April 29, 1958

Kuchinskiy A. E. (born 1895, Ukrainian, higher education, in 1918-1920 anarchist communist, served in the Soviet Army, major, surveyor engineer, Rostov oblast) wrote four anti-Soviet manuscripts and sent them to newspapers and party organs: “The Russian land is still held by three pillars, they are – prisons, concentration camps, terror and lack of rights.”

January 29, 1960 (the prison term is reduced)

F.8131. Op. 31. D. 82496

(p. 440)

January 6, 1987

Sergeyev S. A. (born 1963, Russian, higher education, Komsomol member, unemployed, Leningrad), Shiryayev Yu. A. (born 1963, Russian, higher education, Komsomol member, foreman at production association), Soldatov I. A. (born 1963, Russian, higher education, Komsomol member, programming engineer) in early 1986 wrote and duplicated two leaflets, in May composed “Manifesto of left-wing radical group” in which they proved a necessity of changing the Soviet regime, perpetration of political revolution in order to do that, thought that the future political system should be “cybernetic anarchism.”

F. 8131. Op. 36. D. 9371

(p. 826)

July 9, 1988 (the date when the case was opened)

Maloye P.G. (higher education, journalist, reporter at a district newspaper, Rostov-on-Don), Kaplya A.V. (vocational secondary education, mechanic at a factory) called themselves “Russia’s association of anarcho-socialists,” in the summer of 1988 distributed leaflets in Rostov-on-Don (8 copies) and Ust-Donetsk (72 copies). Malov explained the reasons for his activity by tough conditions in his family, impossibility to sort out housing issues, Kaplya – by the fact that his literary works weren’t published. This case caused disagreements: the regional prosecutors thought it necessary that the case be sent to the court of law, and the KGB thought the case should be dismissed. The review proceedings file doesn’t include the information on the final decision.

F. 8131. Op. 36. D. 10726

(pp. 830-831)

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2, December 2009 at 10:02 am

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