On 14 February 1966, 25 notable Soviet scientists and cultural figures sent a letter to CPSU General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev urging against the rehabilitation of Joseph Stalin. Another similar letter was sent by 30 further scientists and cultural figures on 25 March 1966.
The original "Letter of 25" was not published at the time. An archived facsimile in the original Russian has since been posted on the website of The Andrei Sakharov Museum, but the text is a bit faint in places, and many of the signatures are very hard to make out.
- Where can I find a Russian transcription of the original "Letter of 25" (including the signatures) and also an English translation?
- Where can I find a transcription of the later "Letter of 30", both in the original Russian and in an English translation?