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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The Dissident Legacy

A new phase of the project devoted to the Dissident Legacy (Héritages de la dissidence) has begun: see information in the first issue of the Newsletter.

Editorial Board

  • SOPHIE COEURÉ, Université de Paris
  • GERALD JANECEK, University of Kentucky
  • ILJA KUKUJ, Ludwig Maximilian University
  • BENJAMIN NATHANS, University of Pennsylvania
  • CLAUDIA PIERALLI, Università di Firenze
  • PETER REDDAWAY, George Washington University
  • ALLAN REID, University of New Brunswick
  • YAACOV RO'I, Tel Aviv University
  • MARCO SABBATINI, Università di Pisa
  • 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