Disclosing names of informants suggested to wait


Michael Fedotovat: Vladimir Trefilov / RIA Novosti

To uncover archival information about the authors of denunciations during the repression in the USSR is necessary, but premature. This was stated by the head of the Council for development of civil society and human rights (HRC) Mikhail Fedotov, reports TASS.

At the moment, the Russian society needs a calm, Fedotov replied to the question about the need for disclosure of the names of the authors of denunciations. “We have 100 years of living in the civil war. It’s time to finish the civil war”, — quotes its Agency.

The head of the HRC has also commented on the results of opinion polls on the awareness of Russians about their family history. He noted that the Russians need to change the attitude to historical memory. According to the study, almost half of Russian youth aged 18 to 24 years (47 percent) have not heard of the Stalinist purges, and at the same time, more than a third of respondents (35 percent) noted that their family was repressed relatives.

In June, the Director of the Museum of Gulag history Roman Romanov told about the secret order, which operates in Russia since 2014 and on the basis of which the archival data on the victims of Stalinist repression at age 80 destroyed. The interior Ministry denied this information.

The peak of repression occurred in the period of the Great terror in 1937-1938: was executed more than 680 thousand people. In just 30 years, were arrested more than 3.5 million citizens. Mass repression ended with the death of Joseph Stalin.

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