Soviet Union: The Submarine Conspiracy

How widespread is dissent in the Soviet Union? Perhaps the only people who know are officials of the KGB (secret police), whose job is to crush it. Only occasionally does an open act of defiance occur, such as last year's small protest in Red Square against the invasion of Czechoslovakia. Last week news of an especially intriguing act of dissidence came to light.

According to the report, three naval officers, who served aboard a nuclear submarine, were arrested last June in Tallin in the Soviet Republic of Estonia. The men—a senior officer named...

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