Jacques Rossi Memorial Fund for Gulag Research

The Jacques Rossi Memorial Fund for Gulag Research hosted a Virtual Conference and Webinar Series on The Political Police and the Soviet System: Insights from Newly Opened KGB Archives in the Former Soviet States, from April 15-20, 2020.

This series of webinars is intended to be a virtual conference that will assemble cutting-edge historical scholarship on newly opened secret police archives that has the potential to illuminate a major piece of twentieth-century history and its legacies. The webinars aim to bring together international scholars at all career stages, including researchers from North America, Europe, and Eurasia, to discuss the significance of research on the Soviet secret police, the penal system, forced labor, and intelligence history. These archives, including the SBU (former KGB) archive in Kyiv and repositories in the Baltics, Georgia, Moldova, and other former Soviet republics, represent some of the most important archival material on modern intelligence history opened to researchers in recent years.

We invite you to view the Webinar Series and Conference Papers here.