11 April 2015
KGB Archives 1917-91 To Be Opened, Declassified
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 03:42:35 -0700
Subject: [cryptome] KGB archives will be opened and information
From: Aftermath <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Found this news article:
I was wondering what the list thought about it.
From the article:
On April 9, 2015, The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament) approved
a government bill No. 2540 opening up access to the archives of repressive
bodies of the Soviet Union totalitarian regime of 1917-1991.
Materials will be published not only on the requests of concerned citizens,
but the responsibilities of the Institute of National Remembrance will include
their systematic publication and promotion.
In the Article 7 of bill No. 2540 is said that access to Archival Information
of repressive bodies is provided by:
providing for everyone concerned the data carrier to review the archival
information or its copy;
access to a digital copy of the archive information;
publication of the information on the official website of the organizer of
a digital archival information and the copy of the archived information;
making archival references, excerpts from documents;
publication, exhibition and other forms of popularization repressive
bodiesâ archival information.
The list of repressive bodies, which archives will be opened:
(including all units and departments)
Committee for State Security (KGB)
Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU)
Ministry of State Security (MGB)
All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and
The Ministry of Internal Affairs USSR
People's Commissariat for Internal Affairs (NKVD)
Joint State Political Directorate
The Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of Cassation
The Supreme Cassation Tribunal
Ministry of Justice
Prosecution of USSR
Source of the article's information:
Should be interesting reading, no?