Détente and Dissent

Astrachan, Anthony
September 1973
New Republic;9/22/73, Vol. 169 Issue 11, p15
Focuses on the consequence of the East-West détente in Moscow, the Soviet Union. Report on the trial of Pyotr Yakir and Viktor Krasin for telling Westerners about Soviet violations of human rights; Threats to novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and physicist Andrei Sakharov; Determination of U.S. President Richard Nixon to maintain reciprocal silence about untoward events; Indictment of the Watergate Affair as reason for doubts about the policy of détente by Soviet Communist general secretary Leonid Brezhnev.


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