top of page

The Final Act

William Morrow (1988)


The dramatic, revealing story of the Moscow Helsinki Watch Group whose members include Yuri Orlov, Yelena Bonner, Anatoly Shcharansky and Aleksandr Ginzburg.

When the Soviet Union signed the Helsinki Agreements on human rights in 1975, physicist Yuri Orlov, Anatoly Shcharansky, Yelena Bonner and Aleksandr Ginzburg formed a group whose declared purpose was to monitor the U.S.S.R.'s compliance with the accord. Playing cat-and-mouse with the authorities even as they were being infiltrated by Kremlin moles, this gutsy band of intellectuals was soon catapulted into the arena of superpower politics.

bottom of page