Post-Soviet Dichotomy: A 'Western' Researcher's Experiences in the Security Service (SBU) in Chernihiv and the State Archives of the Chernihiv Oblast (DACHO)
By Gregory Aimaro-Parmut, Indiana University
Five years ago, a law came into effect which declassified materials held in the Ukrainian Security Service Archives. The archives have since opened to the public and scholars alike. For scholars of the Soviet era, this changed the game; never before has such material been so readily available.