Stalin’s centralization of archives leaves post-Soviet states without key sources on their histories

Stalin’s centralization of archives leaves post Soviet states without key sources on their historiesA frequent refrain of researchers on Soviet history is that key questions will be answered “when the archives are open.” But while that may be true, it begs the question as to which archives contain the relevant documents given that Stalin and his successors tightly centralized control of documents about republics and kept them in …

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