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.
НОМЕР (NUMBER), 1965-1974, was a journal in one copy of the “Uktuss” School around Sergei Sigei (Sigov) and Ry Nikonova (Anna Tarshis). The journal acted as a laboratory for the neo-avant-garde work of the group, which used ready-made texts and produced experimental poetry. This was an “open” journal that featured sections in which readers were invited to “Write Your Own Contribution.” The group went on to do the samizdat journal ТРАНСПОНАНС (TRANSPONANS).
After Nikonova and Sigei moved to Eisk, many of the issues were confiscated by the KGB. Issues here come mainly from the period of 1970-1972. Copies are housed in the Sigov/Tarshis Collection (F.97) at the Research Centre for East European Studies at Bremen University.