To the Editors:

Your readers may be interested in the following open letter to General Secretary Gorbachev from Aleksandr Bogoslovski, the forty-five-year-old archivist and historian who was arrested in June 1984 and is now in prison. Mr. Bogoslovski, as a letter of protest from members of PEN published in these pages in 1984 made clear, is a nonpolitical scholar of Russian poetry and prose. No serious charges were made against him.

Arcadi Nebelsine

New York City

This Issue

May 7, 1987