Prisoners of state secrecy: How Russia aborted its “archival revolution” |

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Ihor Vynokurov

While in August 1991 Russian President Yeltsin used his archival decrees to challenge the power structures of the Soviet Union that were complicit in the putsch, this motivation evaporated once the USSR was dead and all the executive institutions within the borders of the new Russia were subject to her president.

http://euromaidanpress.com/2018/07/25/prisoners-of-state-secrecy-how-russia-aborted-is-archival-revolution/


This article is the third part of “An email to the realm of shadows,” Euromaidan Press’ series on the post-Soviet archives in Ukraine and Russia.   In the early 90s, there was much hope in Russia that the historical archives inherited from the Soviet era would allow the voices of those who ha…

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