HU OSA 314-0-2 Oral history interviews with communist party officials, their relatives and dissidents

Identity statement

Reference code
HU OSA 314-0-2
Title
Oral history interviews with communist party officials, their relatives and dissidents
Date(s)
1996 - 1997
Description level
Series
Extent and medium (processed)
12 Audio cassette, 0.18 linear meters
36 VHS, 0.90 linear meters
Total: 1.08 linear meters

Content and structure

Scope and Content (Narrative)
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
Accruals

Not expected

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.
Languages
Russian

Allied materials

Exitence and location of copies
Masters are held in the private collection of Mr. Miklos Kun.

Description control

Description notes
Described by Zsuzsanna Zadori 1998
Call Number Description
VHS #1
314-0-2:1/1
Oral history interview with Stepan Chervonenko
Ambassador of the Soviet Union in Czechoslovakia in 1968
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 26 min.
VHS #2
314-0-2:2/1
Oral history interview with Mihail Gefter
A prominent Soviet dissident
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993,
VHS #3
314-0-2:3/1
Oral history interview with Oleg Kalugin
A former General of KGB
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 95 min.
VHS #4
314-0-2:4/1
Oral history interview with Natalia Rykova
Daughter of a former member of the Soviet of People's Commissars
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 92 min.
VHS #5
314-0-2:5/1
Oral history interview with Iurii Zhdanov
Son of Andrei Zhdanov
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 71 min.
VHS #6
314-0-2:6/1
Oral history interview with Nikolai Baibakov
Former Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 72 min.
VHS #7
314-0-2:7/1
Oral history interview with Iurii Sokolov
Former Colonel of KGB
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 57 min.
VHS #8
314-0-2:8/1
Oral history interview with Mikhail Liubimov
Former Colonel of KGB, today a well-known writer
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: 1996, Duration: 61 min.
314-0-2:8/2
Oral history interview with Aleksandr Shelepin
Former First Secretary of All-Union Komsomol, Head of KGB in 1958. Opponent of Brezhnev.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: 1996, Duration: 30 min.
VHS #9
314-0-2:9/1
Oral history interview with Vladimir Erofeev
Former Secretary of Molotov, a diplomat
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 73 min.
314-0-2:9/2
Oral history interview with Aleksandr Leonov
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: 1997, Duration: 28 min.
VHS #10
314-0-2:10/1
Oral history interview with Georgii Malenkov
Son of Georgii Maximilianovich Malenkov (former secretary of Stalin, later wore various positions within the Communist apparat)
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 37 min.
VHS #11
314-0-2:11/1
Oral history interview with Vladimir Semichastnii
Head of KGB, 1961-1967
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 172 min.
VHS #12
314-0-2:12/1
Oral history interview with Eteriia Ordzhonikidze
Daughter of Sergo Ordzhonikidze
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 33 min.
VHS #13
314-0-2:13/1
Oral history interview with Viktor Suvorov
Former captain of GPU, lives in England
raw material, Hungarian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 43 min.
VHS #14
314-0-2:14/1
Oral history interview with Alexandr Maierov
Constable, 38th Land Forces of the Soviet Army - took part in occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 33 min.
314-0-2:14/2
Oral history interview with Alexsandr Iakovlev
Political analyst; Soviet propagandist in 1968, worked for the Soviet authorities during ocuupation of Czechoslovakia
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 50 min.
314-0-2:14/3
Oral history interview with Lev Voznesenskii
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 21 min.
314-0-2:14/4
Oral history interview with Iurii Sokolov
Former Colonel of KGB
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 54 min.
314-0-2:14/5
Oral history interview with Gennadii Fominov
Former Soviet communist party ofiicial; about Dubcek
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993,
VHS #15
314-0-2:15/1
Oral history interview with Andrei Malenkov
World-famous cancer researcher, son of Georgi Malenkov. His memories about his childhood, family and life in the Kremlin.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 72 min.
VHS #16
314-0-2:16/1
Oral history interview with Tamara Popova
On the history of the Martov family; also family photos
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 62 min.
VHS #17
314-0-2:17/1
Oral history interview with Nikolai Egorichev
First Secretary, Moscow town Committee of Communist Party pre-1968 period
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 35 min.
VHS #18
314-0-2:18/1
Oral history interview with Gennadii Fominov
Former Soviet communist party ofiicial; about Dubcek
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 57 min.
VHS #19
314-0-2:19/1
Oral history interview with Vladimir Bukovskii
World-famous Soviet dissident, former political prisoner in USSR, a subject to treatments at Soviet Psychiatric Clinics. Lives in excile in Cambridge, UK.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 92 min.
VHS #20
314-0-2:20/1
Oral history interview with Aleksandr Shelepin
Former First Secretary of All-Union Komsomol, Head of KGB in 1958. Opponent of Brezhnev.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 80 min.
VHS #21
314-0-2:21/1
Oral history interview with Leonid Postyshev
His father worked together with Stalin in Ukraine during the 1930s
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 67 min.
VHS #22
314-0-2:22/1
Oral history interview with David Ortenberg
Former journalist and editor of daily newspaper Krasnaia Zvezda (published by the Ministry of Defence, Russia)
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: 1997, Duration: 44 min.
VHS #23
314-0-2:23/1
Oral history interview with Rada Khrushcheva
Daughter of Khrushchev; also family photos
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 69 min.
VHS #24
314-0-2:24/1
Oral history interview with Nikolai Ryzhkov
Engineer. Manager of the greatest heavy industrial complex of the USSR, URALMASS. Member of Central Committee of CPSU. 1985-19990 memebr of Politbureau.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 80 min.
314-0-2:24/2
Oral history interview with Oleg Troianovskii
Diplomat, son of Aleksandr Troianovskii (Ambassador to Japan and friend of Stalin). Oleg Troinovskii represented USSR in Unated Nations' Security Council.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 52 min.
314-0-2:24/3
Oral history interview with Vladimir Semichastnii
Former head of KGB
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 51 min.
VHS #25
314-0-2:25/1
Oral history interview with Dmitrii Suchanov
94 years old party official, worked for Malenkov's secreteriat.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 100 min.
VHS #26
314-0-2:26/1
Oral history interview with Elizaveta Tukhachevskaia
Younger sister of Marschall Tukhachevskii.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 72 min.
VHS #27
314-0-2:27/1
Oral history interview with Nikolai Mesiatsev
Former bureau member of Central Commettee of All-Union Comsomol
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 70 min.
VHS #28
314-0-2:28/1
Oral history interview with Vladimir Semichastnii
Head of KGB, 1961-1967
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 36 min.
VHS #29
314-0-2:29/1
Oral history interview with Volia Malenkova
Daughter of Malenkov
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 36 min.
314-0-2:29/2
Oral history interview with Georgii Malenkov
Son of Georgii Malenkov (former secretary of Stalin, later wore various positions within the Communist apparat)
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 32 min.
314-0-2:29/3
Oral history interview with Vladimir Alliluev
His mother, Anna Allilueva was a sister-in-law of Stalin. His father was an NKVD officer.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 24 min.
314-0-2:29/4
Oral history interview with Leonid Postyshev
His father worked together with Stalin in Ukraine during the 1930s
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 30 min.
VHS #30
314-0-2:30/1
Oral history interview with Vladimir Semichastnii
Head of KGB, 1961-1967
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: 1997, Duration: 68 min.
314-0-2:30/2
Oral history interview with Sergo Mikoian
Historian, son of Anastas Mikoian (First Deputy Chairman USSR Council of Ministers)
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 24 min.
VHS #31
314-0-2:31/1
Oral history interview with Vladimir Alliluev
His mother, Anna Allilueva was a sister-in-law of Stalin. His father was an NKVD officer. Family photos
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 3 min.
314-0-2:31/2
Oral history interview with Boris Efimov
Former cartoonist at Pravda
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 82 min.
VHS #32
314-0-2:32/1
Oral history interview with Sergo Mikoian
Historian, son of Anastas Mikoian (First Deputy Chairman USSR Council of Ministers)
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 71 min.
VHS #33
314-0-2:33/1
Images of Czechoslovakia 1968
Scenes of former revolutionary events
raw material, (silent) language, Date of Production: 1997, Duration: 36 min.
314-0-2:33/2
Oral history interview with Vasil Bilak
Hard-line Slovak Communist who played an important role in 1968, Czechoslovakia.
raw material, Czech language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 85 min.
VHS #34
314-0-2:34/1
Oral history interview with Tatiana Tovstukha
Daughter of Ivan Tovstukha (Head of the Stalin-secreteriat). She is an archivist, works for Memorial, Moscow.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 36 min.
VHS #35
314-0-2:35/1
Oral history interview with Kira Allilueva
Niece of Nadezhda Allilueva (Stalin's wife).
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993, Duration: 118 min.
VHS #36
314-0-2:36/1
Oral history interview with Artem Sergeev
Retired general (76), was Stalin's adopted son 1923-1937.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: 1996, Duration: 137 min.
Audio cassette #37
314-0-2:37/1
Oral history interview with Aleksandr Shelepin
Former First Secretary of All-Union Komsomol, Head of KGB in 1958. Opponent of Brezhnev.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993,
Audio cassette #38
314-0-2:38/1
Oral history interview with Nikolai Ryzhkov
Engineer. Former manager of the gratest Soviet heavy industry complex: URALMASS. Member of Central Committee of CPSU 1981; Member of Politbureau 1985-1990.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993,
Audio cassette #39
314-0-2:39/1
Oral history interview with Dmitrii Sukhanov
94 years old party official, worked for Malenkov's secreteriat.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993,
Audio cassette #40
314-0-2:40/1
Oral history interview with Elizaveta Tukhachevskaia
Younger sister of Marschall Tukhachevskii.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993,
Audio cassette #41
314-0-2:41/1
Oral history interview with Nikolai Mesiatsev
Former bureau member of Central Commettee of All-Union Comsomol; former Ambassador to Australia, opponent of Brezhnev.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993,
Audio cassette #42
314-0-2:42/1
Oral history interview with Vladimir Semichastnii
Head of KGB, 1961-1967
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993,
Audio cassette #43
314-0-2:43/1
Oral history interview with Oleg Troianovskii
Diplomat, son of Aleksandr Troianovskii (Ambassador to Japan and friend of Stalin). Oleg Troinovskii represented USSR in Unated Nations' Security Council.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1993,
Audio cassette #44
314-0-2:44/1
1/2 Oral history interview with Iurii Zhdanov
Son of Andrei Zhdanov.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: 1998-10-28,
Audio cassette #45
314-0-2:45/1
2/2 Oral history interview with Iurii Zhdanov
Son of Andrei Zhdanov.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: 1998-10-28,
Audio cassette #46
314-0-2:46/1
Oral history interview with Lantsman and Maia Kaganovich
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: 1992-11-12,
Audio cassette #47
314-0-2:47/1
Oral history interview with Vladimir Bukovskii
World-famous Soviet dissident, former political prisoner in USSR, a subject to treatments at Soviet Psychiatric Clinics. Lives in excile in Cambridge, UK.
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: ca. 1992,
Audio cassette #48
314-0-2:48/1
Oral history interview with Petr Shelest
raw material, Russian language, Date of Production: 1992-11-16,