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In Soviet times, famous writers Mikhail Bulgakov and Boris Pilnyak tried to carry out their human rights advocacy behind an iron curtain. The attempt was unsuccessful. Another attempt to organise a USSR PEN failed in 1956. But on the wave of democratisation, PEN came to our country, and then to several former Soviet republics. The PEN Centre was created on the initiative of Soviet writers.

Centre russe

À l’époque soviétique, les célèbres écrivains Mikhaïl Boulgakov et Boris Pilnyak ont tenté, derrière un rideau de fer, de militer en faveur des droits de l’homme. Leur tentative s’est avérée vaine. Une autre tentative visant à mettre en place un Centre PEN en URSS a échoué en 1956. Mais, portée par la vague de démocratisation, PEN est venu dans notre pays, puis dans plusieurs anciennes républiques soviétiques. Le Centre PEN a été créé à l’initiative d’écrivains soviétiques.

Centro Ruso

En la era soviética, los famosos escritores Mikhail Bulgakov y Boris Pilnyak trataron de llevar a cabo su defensa de los derechos humanos detrás del Telón de Acero. Su intento no tuvo éxito. Otro intento de organizar un PEN de la URSS fracasó en 1956. Pero con la ola de democratización, PEN llegó a nuestro país y posteriormente a varias de las antiguas repúblicas soviéticas. El Centro PEN se creó a iniciativa de escritores soviéticos.

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1 67th PEN Moscow Congress booklet

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2 Presentation of The Cursed and Killed

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3 Exhibition on Strastnoy Boulevard

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4 52nd PEN Congress poster

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5 Event on Tolstoy’s centenary

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6 Tolstoy’s centenary

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7 67th PEN Moscow Congress logo

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8 PEN International delegation and Russian PEN

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9 Victory Day poster

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10 New Voices Award jury

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11 PEN International members in Moscow

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12 Ralston Saul at the Russian Centre

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13 PEN members in Moscow in 2012

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1 Chronicle of Evgeny Popov’s presidentship
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