Soviet Samizdat Periodicals

By Ann Komaromi

samizdat typewriter Soviet Samizdat Periodicals is a database of information about editions of classic Soviet samizdat, 1956-1986. The Database includes approximately 300 titles, representing all known types of samizdat periodical editions from this late Soviet era, including human rights bulletins, poetry anthologies, rock zines, religious and national editions. The Database is fully searchable: see Search Tips. Researchers will find detailed bibliographic and archival information. The site also includes information about samizdat and dissidence for the general public. The website is intended to provide a forum for continuing discussion about this outstanding phenomenon of recent history… more

Map of Soviet Samizdat Periodicals

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Samizdat Electronic Journals

Online editions of Soviet samizdat periodicals make rare archival materials available to a wide audience. Searchable transcribed text and notes or commentary have been provided where possible to facilitate the appreciation and use of these documents.