pioneering study of Memorial itself, Soviet history as well as that of the
new democratic Russia is really just beginning.
Dr. Jonathan Sanders, Moscow
It seems light years away from the "birthday" of the Soviet human rights
movement, December 5, 1965, when a few brave souls demonstrated on
Moscow's Pushkin Square. They unwrapped a banner proclaiming, "Respect the
Soviet Constitution," and the KGB quickly wrapped them up.
Marshall D. Shulman, "The Sakharov Manifesto," Saturday Review, November 23, 1968, p. 51.
Lenin, who well understood the anti-historical impulses of ideological
warriors, put it well: "History generally, and the history of revolutions in
particular, is always richer in content, more varied, and more many-sided, more
lively and more subtle than those representing the best parties and the most
class-conscious spokesman of the advanced classes imagine." ( Jonathan Edward Sanders
, The Union of Unions: Political, Economic, Civil and Human Rights
Organizations in the 1905 Russian Revolution [ Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, 1986], p. 1).
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Book title: Victims of Soviet Terror:The Story of the Memorial Movement.
Contributors: Nanci Adler - Author.
Publisher: Praeger Publishers.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1993.
Page number: xv.
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