Category Archives: Serov

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 »

The Wallenberg Chapter: Serov’s Original Typed Manuscript Translated

Note from the translator. This is a translation of the pages of typewritten that were produced in court in Moscow in connection with the libel case of against Boris Sokolov, who has questioned what portions of the text presented in “Notes from a Suitcase”, the purported memoir of Ivan Serov, was written by him. An examination of the typewritten pages and the… Read More »

More Criticism of Ivan Serov’s Memoir

On October 8, 2016, Moscow newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda published an interview of its correspondent Yevgeny Chernykh with Gennady Sokolov, former diplomat connected with Russian intelligence services, about Ivan Serov’s memoir Notes from a Suitcase. Gennady Sokolov has the same surname as the historian Boris Sokolov, but they are not related. Yevgeny Sokolov is the author of several books on… 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 »

Khinstein Gets a New Job

On October 10, 2016, Aleksandr Khinstein, the editor of General Ivan Serov’s memoir Notes from a Suitcase, gave a short speech on the Russian TV (Channel 1) talk-show Evening with Vladimir Soloviev. He stated that Russia will successfully overcome international sanctions and the threat of “color revolutions”: “[Russian] President [Putin] has signed a law about the National Guard… Read More »