ABOUT THIS WEB SITE
Сайт "Уроки советской истории" переводит и публикует материалы о правозащитном движении в СССР, которые ранее не были доступны на русском языке, а также публикует англоязычные материалы, собранные из не издающихся больше книг и частных архивов. В рубрике "More" -- беседы основательницы сайта Алисы Хэттон с диссидентами и их друзьями.
This research archive presents a collection of historical documents, interviews, and testimonies which chronicle the human rights movement in Russia and the USSR. Many materials have been obtained through in-person interviews with Soviet dissidents and human rights activists conducted by Alissa Hatton, the founder of this archive. Other materials have been sourced from rare book dealers, auction houses, and private libraries in the United Kingdom, France, Russia, and the United States. It is the hope of the founder that this ever-expanding web site will serve as a valuable resource to researchers, policy advisers, human rights activists, and scholars across the world in their pursuit of reliable information about some of the most dramatic and inspiring figures and events of Russian history.
Feel free to browse the menu on top to view press articles, lectures, open letters, and memoires of Soviet dissidents, thеir friends, family members, and associates. The most recent additions to the site include Vladimir Bukovsky's speech at a dinner hosted by the American Enterprise Institute in 1979, his foreword to Albert Koestler's seminal novel Darkness at Noon, and an excerpt from Albert Jolis's memoires detailing the history of Resistance International.