Author: Rina Hay

How and Why Did the Focus of Samizdat Shift Following the End of the Khrushchev Thaw?

The phenomenon of self-publishing is by no means new or unique to the Soviet Union. Indeed, self-published letters and manuscripts have been circulated among the people of Russia from the time of Prince Kurbskii’s letter to Ivan the Terrible to the 17th century writings of archpriest Avvakum.[1] However, the term samizdat (literally “self-published”) can be used to […]