Chronicle of Current Events

Chronicle of Current Events («Хроника текущих событий»; Khronika tekushchikh sobytii). Russian-language samizdat publication, which was established in 1968. The Chronicle reported on political repressions throughout the USSR. It provided facts on national discrimination, listed labor camp conditions, and gave details on political trials. The Chronicle provided considerable information on Ukrainian political trials in the 1960s and 1970s; however, the fifth issue of Ukraïns’kyi visnyk contained an editorial in which some criticism was leveled at the Chronicle for its ‘all-Union’ stance. Some issues of the Chronicle were published in English by Amnesty International. The managing editor of the Russian-language edition was P. Litvinov of Khronika Press in the United States. The last, 64th, issue of the Chronicle was published in June 1982.

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