Project for the Study of Dissidence and Samizdat

By Ann Komaromi

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.

1956-1986

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Featured Content & News

Arseny Roginsky, 1946-2017

We are sad to report that renowned historian and Director of the International “Memorial” Society Arseny Roginsky died on December 18. See the new book on his samizdat historical collection, Memory («Память»).

Editorial Board

  • GERALD JANECEK, University of Kentucky
  • BENJAMIN NATHANS, University of Pennsylvania
  • PETER REDDAWAY, George Washington University
  • ALLAN REID, University of New Brunswick
  • ARSENY ROGINSKY, International Memorial Society
  • YAACOV RO'I, Tel Aviv University
  • STEPHANIE SANDLER, Harvard University
  • SUSANNE SCHATTENBERG, Forschungsstelle Osteuropa
  • CÉCILE VAISSIÉ, Université Rennes 2