Thursday, July 31, 2014


Samizdat (Russian: самиздат; Russian pronunciation: [səmʲɪzˈdat]) was a key form of dissident activity across the Soviet bloc in which individuals reproduced censored publications by hand and passed the documents from reader to reader. This grassroots practice to evade officially imposed censorship was fraught with danger as harsh punishments were meted out to people caught possessing or copying censored materials.

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