Archival Research in the Former USSR Before and After February 2022

Cold War Studies Seminar
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For three decades after the Soviet Union broke apart, scholars could access vast quantities of formerly secret documents in Russia, Ukraine, and other former Soviet republics. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has severely disrupted archival work in Ukraine and Russia and has created great uncertainty about what will happen after the war is over. This seminar will give an overview of how archival work developed and discuss future prospects.

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