Russia says Gulag annals are ‘kept forever’ amid reports of personally evaporating archives

A Russian museum study a story of a barbarous Gulag jail camps, that existed in a Soviet Union until 1960, has schooled that restrained information is being evaporated. The story was primarily reported by Kommersant on Friday, and immediately picked adult by other Russian and Western media outlets. 

 The annals in doubt are a ‘registration cards’ that contained a personal information of prisoners, including transformation between a camps and recover date from a forced labor camp. For those who died in a Gulag, a authorities had a special record that was sent for permanent storage to a archive. The survivors’ cards are mostly a usually source of information about their predestine for relatives.


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One of a Gulag Museum researchers claimed that one such label is missing, according to Russian media reports citing executive Roman Romanov. When a authorities of Magadan Region, Russia were asked about a record, a inner bend of a inner affairs method pronounced a request was broken underneath a trusted 2014 order. The request was reportedly sealed by mixed Russian ministries and services, including a interior ministry, probity ministry, and invulnerability ministry, and authorised a drop of a cards after former convicts spin 80.

The essence of a 2014 document, as good as a accurate text, has not been released, so a accurate diction is unclear. Romanov has already addressed Mikhail Fedotov, a conduct of a Presidential Human Rights Council, per a matter.

It was also lifted during Friday’s Human Rights Council meeting. During a session, Russian Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Igor Zubov said a registration cards are underneath despotic regulations and are kept forever.  

The conduct of a Gulag Museum believes that a box is only an executive “casus,” according to Lenta.ru online newspaper, who Romanov spoke with. 

“What has happened in Magadan is a initial such box in hundreds of identical requests,” he said. In a interview, he pronounced a museum frequently deals with such annals and have been supposing with all a required annals before. Political repressions are still a really supportive subject in Russia. There are no accurate total on how many people were detained in this case. Romanov says that some-more than 20 million people went by a Gulag.

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