Inventory of the Arkady Polishchuk papers

Finding aid prepared by Hoover Institution Archives Staff
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Title: Arkady Polishchuk papers
Date: 1961-2018
Collection Number: 2019C29
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 1 oversize box (1.5 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Pentecostal Christians and civil liberties in the Soviet Union.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Polishchuk, Arkady


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Arkady Polishchuk Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2018.


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Biographical note

Soviet journalist and dissident; subsequently Radio Liberty editor.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Arkady Polishchuk papers include correspondence, court documents, petitions, printed matter, and photographs related to Pentecostal Christians and civil liberties in the Soviet Union.
Аrkadii Polishchuk (b. 1935), a journalist and executive editor of Aziia i Africa Segodnia (Asia and Africa Today) magazine, left his job in 1973 and joined the dissident movement. In 1977, he immigrated to the United States, where he continued his activities as a human rights activist. He defended rights of Pentecostals in the Soviet Union, wrote for Western periodicals, and traveled to various countries to give lectures. In 1984, Polishchuk became the editor of the Russian News Service at Radio Liberty.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Civil rights--Soviet Union.
Soviet Union--Religion.

Box 1

Personal correspondence 2010

Box 1

Writings by Polishchuk undated

Scope and Contents note

Concerning the arrest of Mikhail Shaevich Shtern
Box 1

Petition for permission to emigrate from Russian Pentacostals undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes pages of signatures
Box 1

Poetry by Nikolai Goretoy undated

Box 1

Accusing conclusions against Grigorii Lavrentyevich Vashchenko and Andrei Adolfovich Miller 1961

Box 1

Character testimonials for Tetiana Vasylivna, Nadia Vasylivna, and Nina Vasylivna, photocopies 1975-1978

Box 1

Court documents relating to case against V. S. Tkachuk for illegal religious activity 1977

Box 1

Court order against Anna Vasil'evna Morozova, photocopy 1978

Box 1

Press release on Polishchuk's book Dancing on Thin Ice circa 2018

Box 1

Life Magazine 1980

Scope and Contents note

Includes an article on Russian dissidents


Box 2

People, portraits, and holiday photo cards 1963-2011, undated

Box 2

Ващенко undated

Box 2

Photo album 1975, 1977-1979, 1986, undated

Box 2

Pharaoh, Let My People Go! Why do Christians want to emigrate from the Soviet Union? undated

Scope and Contents note

Compiled by Polishchuk