DISSIDENTS: Dual Messages to Washington

In Moscow one night last week, a well-known Russian dissident, Poet Alexander Ginzburg, strolled to a public phone booth near his apartment; his own telephone had been cut off by the KGB. Before he was able to complete his call, however, Ginzburg was seized by several secret policemen and hauled away to a prison in the city of Kaluga, 90 miles southwest of Moscow.

The harassment of Ginzburg was yet another move in the KGB's longstanding and meticulously prepared drive to suppress the self-appointed Helsinki Monitoring Committee, of which Ginzburg was a...

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