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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Map of Soviet Samizdat Periodicals

Database of Soviet Samizdat Periodicals

Soviet Samizdat Periodicals is a database of information about editions of classic Soviet samizdat.


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Remembering Arseny Roginsky

We regret the loss of Arseny Roginsky, in December 2017, and the closure of his organization, the International Memorial Society in December 2021. We remember the outstanding work of Roginsky and his colleagues on behalf of honest history and free culture.

Editorial Board

  • SOPHIE COEURÉ, Université de Paris
  • GERALD JANECEK, University of Kentucky
  • ILJA KUKUJ, Ludwig Maximilian University
  • BENJAMIN NATHANS, University of Pennsylvania
  • PETER REDDAWAY, George Washington University
  • ALLAN REID, University of New Brunswick
  • YAACOV RO'I, Tel Aviv University
  • STEPHANIE SANDLER, Harvard University
  • SUSANNE SCHATTENBERG, Forschungsstelle Osteuropa
  • CÉCILE VAISSIÉ, Université Rennes 2
  • We were honoured formerly to include ARSENY ROGINSKY (1946-2017), International Memorial Society