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Arkhiv Prezidenta Rossiiskoi Federatsii (Departament po obespecheniiu deiatel'nosti arkhiva Prezidenta Upravleniia informatsionnogo i dokumentatsionnogo obespecheniia Prezidenta RF) (AP RF)

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Archives of Russia (2000), pp. 273-76; Arkhivy Rossii (1997), pp. 219-21.

There is no published guide to holdings in the archive.

c-1. Putilova, E.G. “Ves' narabotannyi material sdelat' dostoianiem bolee shirokogo kruga pol'zovatelei (Arkhiv Prezidenta Rossiiskoi Federatsii).” Voenno-istoricheskii zhurnal, October 2014, no. 10.
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The article is devoted to the history and activities of the Archive of the President of the Russian Federation.

c-1A. Batygin, Aleksandr. “Arkhiv Prezidenta—‘Kremlevskikh tain' ostaetsia vse men'she.” Rossiiskaia gazeta, 27 August 1994, no. 163, pp. 1, 2. (interview with Aleksandr V. Korotkov). (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).

In an interview the director discusses the role, holdings, and publication activities of AP RF, along with transfers of its historical materials to public repositories.

c-2. Akopov, Petr. “Khranilishche ‘kremlevskikh tain'.” Rossiiskie vesti, 26 September 1992, no. 62, pp. 2. (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).

The most detailed published revelations to date regarding the holdings of “the most secret of Russian archives.”

c-3. Kuz'min, Evgenii Ivanovich. “‘Sekretnyi arkhiv' Gorbacheva: Kto kontroliruet proshloe, tot kontroliruet budushchee.” Literaturnaia gazeta, 15 January 1992, no. 3, pp. 11. (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).

The first detailed published account of the Presidential Archive.

c-4. Maksimova, Ella Maksovna. “Prodavtsy sensatsii iz Arkhiva Prezidenta.” Izvestiia, 13 July 1994, no. 131, pp. 5. (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).

A discussion about problems of selected sensational publications from, and limited research access to, materials in AP RF. See the defensive answer by the chair of the commission involved in declassification, Dmitrii Volkogonov, “Nel'zia vo vsem videt' tol'ko zloi umysel,” Izvestiia, no. 135 (19 July 1994), p. 5, and the remarks by Princeton University professor Stephen Cohen, “Na Nikolae Bukharine Prezidentskii arkhiv deneg ne delal,” Izvestiia, no. 156 (17 August 1994), p. 5. See also the response of the director (c-1).

c-5. Korotkov, Aleksandr Vasil'evich. “Ob Arkhive Presidenta Rossiiskoi Federatsii.” Novaia i noveishaia istoriia, 1993, no. 6, pp. 213. (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).

A brief note announcing the transfer of “more than 6,000 files” to RTsKhIDNI (now RGASPI) and TsKhSD (now RGANI) by the end of 1993.

c-6. “Staraia ploshchad': Vestnik Arkhiva Prezidenta Rossiiskoi Federatsii (zhurnal v zhurnale).” Istochnik: Dokumenty po russkoi istorii, 1995–, no. 1–. (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).

A new ongoing documentary publication series issued by AP RF as a “journal within the journal,” Istochnik. The initial issue contains four published documents from the “special file” about the organization of AP RF, dating from 1990 through 1991 (pp. 115–16). Additional published documents in the first issue, and those in subsequent issues of Istochnik (1995–) comprise selected documents from the archive, including, for example, Stalin's appointment journal recording those who visited his office.

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c-7. Arkhivy Kremlia i Staroi ploshchadi. Dokumenty po “delu KPSS”: Annotirovannyi spravochnik dokumentov, predstavlennykh v Konstitutsionnyi sud Rossiiskoi Federatsii po “delu KPSS”. Compiled by I.I. Kudriavtsev. Edited by V.P. Kozlov. Novosibirsk: “Sibirskii khronograf”, 1995. 325 p. [Rosarkhiv] (Lib: DLC; IU; MH).
(Also listed as b–624)
        Earlier serial ed.: Arkhivy Kremlia i Staroi ploshchadi. Ser. I. Spravochno-informatsionnye materialy: Spravochnik po dokumentam, predstavlennym v Konstitutsionnyi sud Rossiiskoi Federatsii po “delu KPSS.” 4 issues. Moscow, 1993–1995. “Arkhivno-informatsionnyi biulleten' (Supplement [Prilozhenie] to Istoricheskii arkhiv),” nos. 1/2–6. (Lib: DLC; IU; MH[inc]).

An item-level inventory of the miscellaneous collection of copies of 3,615 declassified documents from files of the Presidential Archive (AP RF), along with files from the KGB and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other repositories that were released to the Constitutional Court. Although many of the originals remain in AP RF, xerox copies are deposited in RGANI (fond 89). Reprints the serial edition with cumulative name and subject indexes. An additional catalogue of the remaining documents in the collection (opisi 53–72) is in preparation. The catalogue does not provide the precise archival location for the originals from which the copies were prepared. See the microform edition of the collection listed as part of b–622.

c-8. Perechen' dokumentov Arkhiva Prezidenta Rossiiskoi Federatsii po katynskomy delu. Moscow.
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c-9. Stalinskie rasstrel'nye spiski. Compiled by V.N. Iakushev, N.G. Okhotin, A.B. Roginskii, A.S. Stepanov, et al. Moscow, 2002. [NIPTs “Memorial”; AP RF].
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