The last GULAG “dangerous elements” will be left without rehabilitation


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The interior Ministry of Russia do not consider repressed for political motives, citizens who were convicted in Soviet times, as a socially dangerous elements (erythrocyte sedimentation rate). Since the office explained the destruction of archival cards of peasant Feodor Chazov, trapped in the GULAG. About it reports “Kommersant” with reference to the letter of the Deputy chief of the MIAC Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia Alexey Berezin partner of the GULAG history Museum Sergei Prudovskaya.

The document says that the storage card remains convicted under article 58 of the USSR criminal code (counter-revolutionary crimes), and Chazov was held for another article. “Registration card (on paper) against Chazov Fn. taken from the records of its Ministry of internal Affairs of the Magadan region and destroyed,” the letter reads.

Says Prudovsky, Chazova, a son of a fist, accused of sabotage and sentenced to death — condemned for political motive and should be rehabilitated. The opinion he argued extracts from the minutes of one of the interrogations, it said Chazov can “spread exaggerated rumors of mass executions”. “Then ESR was a broad concept. It is not only parasites and pickpockets,” — said the researcher.

Later, the interior Ministry denied this information, and assured that cards of the repressed in the USSR are kept forever. The Ministry also said that information on prisoners transferred to an electronic database.

According to the international society “memorial”, the total number of victims of Stalinist repression (including the dispossessed and displaced peoples) is 10-12 million people.

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