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The Resource On dissidents and madness : from the Soviet Union of Leonid Brezhnev to the "Soviet Union" of Vladimir Putin, Robert van Voren ; foreword by Leonidas Donskis

On dissidents and madness : from the Soviet Union of Leonid Brezhnev to the "Soviet Union" of Vladimir Putin, Robert van Voren ; foreword by Leonidas Donskis

Label
On dissidents and madness : from the Soviet Union of Leonid Brezhnev to the "Soviet Union" of Vladimir Putin
Title
On dissidents and madness
Title remainder
from the Soviet Union of Leonid Brezhnev to the "Soviet Union" of Vladimir Putin
Statement of responsibility
Robert van Voren ; foreword by Leonidas Donskis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The book contains the memoirs of Robert van Voren covering the period 1977-2008 and provides unique insights into the dissident movement in the Soviet Union in the 1980s, both inside the country and abroad. As a result of his close friendship with many of the leading dissidents and his dozens of trips to the USSR as a courier, he had intimate knowledge of the ins and outs of the dissident movement and participated in many of the campaigns to obtain the release of Soviet political prisoners. In the late 1980s he became involved in building a humane and ethical practice of psychiatry in Eastern Europe and the (ex- ) USSR, based on respect for the human rights of persons with mental illness
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Voren, Robert van
Dewey number
947.085/4
Index
index present
Language note
Extended version of the Dutch edition Levenslang; tussen dissindenten en waanzin, translated [into English] by Ellen Mercer
LC call number
DK288
LC item number
.V67 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
On the boundary of two worlds
Series volume
17
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Voren, Robert van
  • Dissenters
  • Soviet Union
  • Voren, Robert van
  • HISTORY
  • Dissenters
  • Soviet Union
Label
On dissidents and madness : from the Soviet Union of Leonid Brezhnev to the "Soviet Union" of Vladimir Putin, Robert van Voren ; foreword by Leonidas Donskis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1 The Soviet Union on my mind; Chapter 2 The Soviet Union in 1980; Chapter 3 The world of couriers; Chapter 4 Campaigning for dissidents; Chapter 5 Demonstrating in Poland; Chapter 6 Playing "musical chairs" with the WPA; Chapter 7 The Soviet Union in 1985; Chapter 8 Sleeping behind my desk; Chapter 9 Intermission, and back to work; Chapter 10 The gorillas of Sakharov; Chapter 11 The mouse and the elephant; Chapter 12 Playing chess in Athens; Chapter 13 The Soviet Union in 1990; Chapter 14 The doors are opened; Chapter 15 Ukraine on the map
Control code
430825324
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 296 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282594647
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1163/9789042028821
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)430825324
Label
On dissidents and madness : from the Soviet Union of Leonid Brezhnev to the "Soviet Union" of Vladimir Putin, Robert van Voren ; foreword by Leonidas Donskis
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword; Introduction; Chapter 1 The Soviet Union on my mind; Chapter 2 The Soviet Union in 1980; Chapter 3 The world of couriers; Chapter 4 Campaigning for dissidents; Chapter 5 Demonstrating in Poland; Chapter 6 Playing "musical chairs" with the WPA; Chapter 7 The Soviet Union in 1985; Chapter 8 Sleeping behind my desk; Chapter 9 Intermission, and back to work; Chapter 10 The gorillas of Sakharov; Chapter 11 The mouse and the elephant; Chapter 12 Playing chess in Athens; Chapter 13 The Soviet Union in 1990; Chapter 14 The doors are opened; Chapter 15 Ukraine on the map
Control code
430825324
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 296 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282594647
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1163/9789042028821
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)430825324

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