A lawyer Fyodor Shabanov, who achieved rehabilitation of the de-kulakizated great-grandfather and compensation for the property that had been taken away, told us about his exirience of archival investigations that became a fight for human rights
Stories of the search
I tried out different strategies of searching for information about the deceased ones: in archives of registration offices, in archival documents of the Moscow City Committee, but the first real results I got when going through medical statistics from 1953.
The interview with the archival researcher and blogger Sergey Prudovsly, looking for documents and evidence on repressions and fighting for a legal access to them
– Mattias, could you tell me about your work please?
”I’m going to meet my close relative for the first time – and get there at the moment he’s dying”. The history of the arrest and repressing of David Kartashev, who became an object of speculations, guesses and arguments among his descendants.