Category Archives: News

Attack on Memorial

On October 4, 2015, the Russian Ministry of Justice declared the NGO “International Society ‘Memorial’” (Memorial), which housed the Wallenberg round table on September 22, to be a “foreign agent.” In fact, the goal of the Memorial is to memorialize the victims of Soviet political repression. The law about “foreign agents” was introduced in 2012. It maintains that Russian… Read More »

Serov’s Memoir Prompts Legal Action

On October 3, 2016, Russian news agencies and the Russian BBC Service announced that Ivan Serov’s granddaughter Vera filed a lawsuit for libel against the radio station Ekho Moskvy and the well-known Russian historian Boris Sokolov, whose words about Serov’s memoir Notes from a Suitcase I put as an epigraph to my article on the memoir. Aleksandr Khinstein,… Read More »