On Dissidents and Madness: From The Soviet Union of Leonid Brezhnev to the “Soviet Union” of Vladimir Putin (On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom, and Moral Imagination in the Baltics, Volume 17)

On Dissidents and Madness: From The Soviet Union of Leonid Brezhnev to the “Soviet Union” of Vladimir Putin (On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom, and Moral Imagination in the Baltics, Volume 17)

Robert van Voren


The e-book comprises the memoirs of Robert van Voren protecting the interval 1977-2008 and gives designated insights into the dissident circulation within the Soviet Union within the Eighties, either contained in the nation and in a foreign country. because of his shut friendship with a few of the best dissidents and his dozens of journeys to the USSR as a courier, he had intimate wisdom of the bits and bobs of the dissident move and took part in lots of of the campaigns to procure the discharge of Soviet political prisoners. within the overdue Nineteen Eighties he grew to become all for construction a humane and moral perform of psychiatry in jap Europe and the (ex-) USSR, according to admire for the human rights of individuals with psychological sickness. The booklet describes the dissident circulate and lots of of the folks who shaped it, psychological well-being reformers in jap Europe and the reaction of the Western psychiatric neighborhood, the conflict with the realm Psychiatric organization over Soviet, and later, chinese language political abuse of psychiatry, his contacts with former KGB officials and issues of the KGB's successor association, the FSB. It additionally vividly describes the emotional results of serving as a courier for the dissident flow, the phobia of arrest, the discomfort of seeing associates disappear for a few years into camps and prisons, occasionally by no means to come.

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