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.
The anthology called ЭПСИЛОН САЛОН (EPSILON SALON), No. 1 (1985) - No. 18 (1989), Moscow, edited by Nikolai Baitov and Alexander Barash, represented the more avant-garde wing of literary publications in the mid- to late-1980s. Among the core group were Gennady Katsov, Arkady Bartov, Oleg Dark, Valery Krupnik, Vladimir Sorokin and Mikhail Sukhotin. Issues featured contributions also by well-known conceptualist artists Dmitry Prigov and Lev Rubinshtein. The two issues presented here, No. 3 and No. 12, both from 1986, come from the collection of samizdat periodicals gathered from various sources (F. 5/1.7) at the Research Centre for East European Studies at Bremen University.