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 thematic collection НЛО = Наша личная ответственность (UFO = Our Personal Responsibility), No. 1-2, 1982-83, was produced by the group around Kari Unksova in Leningrad. The group was interested in spiritual and philosophical issues, including the teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti. Issue No. 1 features remarkable hand-drawn text, photographic and other visual works along with poetry. The edition came to a halt with the untimely death of Unksova in a car accident.
This copy of issue No. 1 (1982) comes 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.
The original document of НЛО [UFO] 1982 №. 1, is housed at the Historical Archive, Institute for the Study of Eastern Europe, University of Bremen (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa an der Universität Bremen), F. 5/1.7. Image rights reserved. References to this publication should cite the Project for the Study of Dissidence and Samizdat, ed. Ann Komaromi, Toronto: University of Toronto Libraries, 2015.