Soviet Union: A Voice Silenced, A Voice Raised

"When I was writing my books," Andrei Amalric said last February, "I realized I was risking prison." Risk became reality last week. In Sverdlovsk, 850 miles from Amalric's home in Moscow and well out of bounds to nosy Western correspondents, the Russian social critic, 32, was sentenced to three years at hard labor for having "distributed fabrications defaming the Soviet state." Among his "fabrications" were two books published only in the West: Involuntary Journey to Siberia, an account of the 18 months he served in exile, and Will The Soviet Union Survive...

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