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Project for the Study of Dissidence and Samizdat

By Ann Komaromi

The Electronic Archive “Project for the Study of Dissidence and Samizdat” (PSDS) includes the database of Soviet samizdat periodicals, electronic editions of selected samizdat journals, illustrated timelines of dissident movements, and interviews with activists. The Project aims to make rare materials more widely available and to provoke questions about the trajectories of groups and individuals within the varied field of Soviet dissidence and nonconformist culture.

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Aba Taratuta / Аба Таратута

Aba and Ida Taratuta, Leningrad, 1970s. Photo courtesy of Aba Taratuta. Аба и Ида Таратута, Ленинград, 1970-е. Фото любезно представил Аба Таратута.

Aba Taratuta (1935)  (click to go to the interview in English)

Taratuta was a leading Jewish activist in Leningrad. He applied for an exit visa in 1973, and immigrated to Israel in 1988. Following immigration, Aba and his wife Ida lived in Haifa, and Taratuta directed the Association “Remember and Save,” which collected historical documentation on the Jewish movement in the Soviet Union. The interview was conducted mainly in Russian. Excerpts have been translated into English.

Аба Таратута (1935) (нажать для интервью на русском)

Аба Таратута в семинаре, Ленинград, 1978. Собрание фотографий, Ассоциации «Запомним и сохраним».

Ведущий еврейский деятель в Ленинграде в 1960-х – 1980-х гг. Подал на выезд в 1973-м г. Приехал в Израиль в 1988-м г. После прибытия в Израиль, Аба с женой Идой жили в Хайфе, и Аба управлял Ассоциацию «Запомним и сохраним», которая собирала историческую документацию о еврейском движении в Советском Союзе. Интервью в основном на русском. Отрывки переведены на английский.