Oral history interviews with communist party officials, their relatives and dissidents
1996 - 1997
Extent and medium (processed)
36 VHS, 0.9 linear meters 12 Audio cassette, 0.18 linear meters
Content and structure
Scope and Content (Abstract)
Approximately 50 hours of oral history interviews with 51 former Soviet dissidents and Communist Party functionaries, or with their relatives. The interviews were conducted in Russia by a prominent Hungarian historian and "sovietologist", professor Miklos Kun.
Some notable individuals include: Stepan Chervonenko, Ambassador of the Soviet Union to Czechoslovakia in 1968; Alexandr Selepin and Vladimir Semichastnii, former heads of the KGB; Ekaterina Tukhachevskaia, the youngest sister of the Marshall; Iurii Zhdanov, son of Andrei Zhdanov, the Soviet “pope of culture" and Vladimir Bukovskii, the world-famous opponent of the Soviet system
Conditions of access and use
Conditions governing access
Some interviews are restricted till July 2003. Restrictions are marked in the container list.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyrights are held by the interviewer, Mr. Miklos Kun.