Category Archives: Sokolov

Sokolov Wins Libel Case, “Discovery in the Wall” Debunked

On December 23, 2016, the third court session of the case against the Russian historian Boris Sokolov and Moscow radio station Ekho Moskvy took place in Krasnopresnensky Regional Court in Moscow. The lawsuit was filed by Vera Serova, the granddaughter of the first KGB Chairman Ivan Serov, and Aleksandr Khinstein, the editor of Ivan Serov’s Russian memoir Notes… Read More »

Serov’s Memoir on Trial

On November 9, 2016, the first court session of the libel case surrounding General Ivan Serov’s memoir Notes from a Suitcase took place in Krasnopresnensky Regional Court in Moscow. As I wrote in a recent blog post, a lawsuit was filed by the journalist Aleksandr Khinstein and the granddaughter of Ivan Serov, Vera Serova, against Moscow radio station… Read More »

Sokolov Debunks Serov’s Memoir

On October 12, 2016, the Russian historian Boris Sokolov published an additional response to Aleksandr Khinstein and Vera Serova, General Serov’s granddaughter, entitled “’Honor and dignity’ as a Tool of the Russian Authorities” in the Ukrainian newspaper Day. Since Sokolov’s article sheds significant light on the efficacy of Ivan Serov’s memoir, Notes from a Suitcase, which I have also dealt with… Read More »