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.
БУМЕРАНГ (BUMERANG), No. 1 (1960), Moscow, subtitled “A literary-artistic and cultural-educational monthly,” was an early samizdat journal from the group gathered around the Maiakovsky monument. Edited by Vladimir Osipov, the first issue included a rare article on painting by nonconformist artist Vasily Sitnikov. No succeeding issues have been found. The copy presented here comes from the N.V. Kotrelev Collection (F. 100) at the Research Centre for East European Studies at Bremen University.