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Ukraine's Parliament opens access to KGB archives

9 april 2015 | 16:50

All archives of USSR's repressive bodies will be open to ordinary citizens. 

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Ukrainians will be able to see KGB archives
The Ukrainian parliament has passed a law "On access to archives of repressive totalitarian bodies of the communist regime in 1917-1991."

The law provides that the archival records will be transferred by intelligence services to the Institute of National Memory.

As the director of the Institute, Volodymyr Vyatrovych noted earlier, similar laws are effective in all ​​post-communist countries and the adoption of this law is implementation of the recommendation given by the Ministers' Committee of the Council of Europe to Ukraine in 2000.

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The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture of Ukraine, Vyacheslav Kyrylenko announced that the purpose of the law is to "declassify completely closed archives to ordinary citizens."

Source: ZN.UA

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