The section dedicated to the tamizdat (meaning published ‘there’ or abroad) presents a selection of literary works and journals that escaped Soviet censorship through publication, often by ad hoc publishing houses, abroad either in their original language or translated.  The entries of this section describe the processes by which texts managed to escape the USSR and circulate beyond the Iron Curtain in the West, through the multinational channels of the tamizdat. Attention is given to individual works, periodicals and publishing houses. The cultural and political repercussions of tamizdat publications within the USSR are also considered.