A Few Brave Voices: An Exhibit Tells the 1968 Story of the Soviet Dissidents who Fought the Kremlin

Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Author(s): Brad Bauer

Research Area: Politics

Keywords: Warsaw Pact; Czechoslovakia; Soviet Union

Type: Report


Forty years after the afternoon of August 25, 1968, when seven Soviet dissidents protesting the recent invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact arrived at Moscow's Red Square with protest signs and posters, the Hoover Institution presented an exhibit that illustrated the plight of the dissidents who fought the Kremlin and, in the end, won.

This article serves as an excellent guide to the exhibit, but also stands alone as it summarizes the dissidents' story and highlights historical points of interest during the struggle.