"Sinyavsky in Paris"

The trial of the Soviet writer Andrei Sinyavsky in Russia in 1966 is often cited as the birth of the Soviet dissident movement. He was sent to gaol for seven years, released in 1973 and moved to France where he continued his anti-Soviet agitations from Paris.

Fellow dissident and Nobel-prize winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn was stripped of his Soviet citizenship and deported to West Germany in 1974.