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Security Service’s archives prepare records about Crimean Tatar movement

The SBU archives also studies National Liberation Movement in 1920s and the Great Purge of 1930s
16:48, 4 December 2019

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The Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) prepares the compilation of documents on Crimean Tatar movement. Director of the SBU Archive Andriy Kohut said this in an interview with 112.ua.

“We are currently preparing documents on the Crimean Tatar Movement - we want to make what we have available to a wide audience,” Kohut said.

Kohut added that the archives now also study the insurgency of the 1920s, the Great Purge of the 1930s (together with colleagues from the Czech Republic and Israel), the perpetrators of Great Purge, that is, those chekists, who were subsequently repressed.   

“We published a lot of works about World War II and post-war period, that is, dissidence. There is also a book about Chornobyl, which is based on the KGB documents about the 1986 accident,” the archive director added.

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The Sectoral State Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine was created on April 1, 1994 on the basis of archival funds of the state security bodies of the Ukrainian SSR and Ukraine.

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