Writings, diaries, correspondence, interrogation and trial records, printed matter, sound recordings, photographs, and memorabilia, relating to Russian literature, civil rights in the Soviet Union, political trials and conditions of political prisoners in the Soviet Union, and Russian émigré affairs. Includes records of the Russian-language Paris journal Sintaksis, published and edited by A. Sini͡avskiĭ.
Arrest, interrogation, and other judicial records, issued by secret police and other Soviet governmental agencies, relating to the arrest and execution of four Russian-Americans or Russians formerly resident in the United States, on charges of counter-revolutionary activities; and subsequent appeals and decisions, relating to requests for their rehabilitation. Includes English translations of some documents.
Relates to political purges in the Soviet Far East during the 1930s, and to other aspects of the twentieth century history of the region. Includes some writings by Alekseĭ Mikhaĭlovich Bui͡akov, some collected material, and a bibliography of the writings of A. A. Khisamutdinov.
Arrest and trial records of the Latvian diplomat Kārlis-Ludvigs Sēja and other Latvian politicians, diplomats and generals, relating to political offenses in the Soviet Union. Includes correspondence, memoirs and diary of Sēja.
Biographical notes, letters, death and rehabilitation certificates, and photographs, relating to the political career of the Russian Menshevik leader Georgiĭ Kuchin-Oranskiĭ, his execution for anti-Soviet activities in 1938, his rehabilitation in 1958, and the imprisonment of his wife Ida Kuchina.
Correspondence, poems, other writings, printed matter, photographs, and drawings, relating to Russian literature and dissent. Includes transcript of 1964 trial of Joseph Brodsky in the Soviet Union. Mainly collected by Diana Myers. Includes some papers of Diana Myers.
Sound recordings of an interview, and printed matter, relating to mass executions in the Soviet Union in the 1930s, and to Russian public opinion regarding them in the post-Soviet era. Interview conducted by Tat'i͡ana Zhilkina.
Memoirs, diaries, poems, other writings, certificates, and photograph, relating to political and cultural conditions in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia, Russian literature, purges in the Soviet Union during the 1930s, and the execution for anti-Soviet activities in 1938 of Edgar Polent͡s, father of O. Ė. Tuganova, and his posthumous rehabilitation in 1956.
Photocopies of interviews of Soviet government officials, economists and engineers, relating to the economy of the Soviet Union, 1989; and digital copies of Soviet government documents, relating to political repression and party purges in the Soviet Union, 1924-1938. Also includes Russian-English dictionary owned by Lee Harvey Oswald and postcard signed by Marina Oswald.
Correspondence, reports, and investigative and judicial files, relating to secret police investigative activities and prosecutions in Georgia. Includes lists of persons tried and judicial proceedings in 1937-1938.
Transcripts of interviews of former political prisoners; secret police case files; articles; and speeches; relating to the execution, imprisonment, and sentence to forced labor camps of political prisoners in the Soviet Union. Collected by the Sankt-Peterburgskoe obshchestvo "Memorial."