Sunday, December 11, 2005

In memory of Soviet dissidents

...A rally in Moscow to commemorate the first Soviet demonstration:
On Dec. 5, 1965, several dozen activists demanded that the trial of two Soviet writers, Andrei Sinyavsky and Yuli Daniel, charged with anti-Soviet activity in their yet-unpublished writings, be open to the public. The rally, triggered by a series of arrests of intellectuals who spoke out against the Soviet regime, was regarded as the start of the Soviet dissident movement.

Evotional on what dissidents can achieve.

The article states that yesterday's rally in St. Petersburg attracted twice as many demonstrators (100+ people) as in Moscow's Pushkin Square. hmmm


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