What caused the demonstration at the Novocherkassk train factory?
What did the workers want?
Note details of the demonstration.
Why were the half empty bottles of vodka and half eaten sausage?
Why did the soldiers shoot on the demonstrators? Result?
Note how the authorities responded to the massacre. Result?
Why was Khrushchev not secure as leader of USSR?
Note the details of the “Virgin Lands’ scheme. Result?
How did Khrushchev attempt to solve his budget problems? Result?
Note details of the relationship between Khrushchev and Castro.
What foreign events embarrassed Khrushchev and USSR? Result?
What ‘charges’ were brought against Khrushchev?
Note how the returning cosmonauts were greeted?
Who had replaced Khrushchev?
What was the ‘platform’ of the new leadership group?
Who was the new General Secretary of the Communist Party? Significance?
Why were writers targeted by the regime? Result?
Note the experience of Andrei Sinyavsky.
Note the mention of provisions of the ‘constitution’ of USSR.
Note the December 1965 demonstration. Result?
What were writers accused of in the trials? Result?
Why did Brezhnev ‘talk’ to Alexander Dubcek and the Czechoslovakian communists?
Why was there ‘tension’ on the border with Czechoslovakia?
What were the Red Army told of what was happening in Czechoslovakia? Result?
What happened to those who demonstrated against the invasion of Czechoslovakia?
Note the fate of the editors of the Chronicle of Current Events. Result?
Note how the Chronicle gathered information and operated.