KGB vs Grigory Luchansky: show trial and imprisonement
In the second half of 1982, the Central Committee of the Latvian Communist Party considered the candidature of Dr Luchansky for a high post in the government of the republic.
However, according to the testimony of the head of the organizational department of the Central Committee of the Latvian Communist Party, this proposal caused a strong rejection of the KGB chairman Boris Pugo.
In October 1982 Grigory Luchansky was detained by a special investigative team of KGB without any charges being brought up. Investigation lasted a year and, according to the multiple evidence from the former members of the investigation team, was politically motivated and fueled by an absurd anti-Semitic suspicion that Dr Luchansky, being Jewish, is a leader of “Zionist underground of Latvia”. In October 1983 Grigory Luchansky was sentenced to seven years in prison for the trumped up charges of "embezzlement of socialist property."