Soviet Union : Crime in the Soviet Union; Britons and Americans in Soviet prison camps (FO371-106584).

  • Abingdon, England : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
  • London : Foreign Office, 1953.
1 online resource : colour text file, PDF


  • General Correspondence from 1906-1966 (Great Britain. Foreign Office. Political Departments) ; FO371-106584. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FO371: Foreign Office: Political Departments: General Correspondence from 1906-1966 ; FO371-106584
Data source
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1947-1982
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1953-1960: Module 1
  • History Commons
Summary note
A file of correspondence concerning the British perspective on crime in the Soviet Union. The documents discuss the arrests of several citizens in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic for alleged theft, and the "political overtones" of these arrests -- the continued imprisonment of a number of American citizens in Soviet prison camps -- two court cases in the Soviet Union, in which, though the defendants in one case were convicted of robbery and those in the second with murder, very similar sentences were handed down -- and how crime is generally reported in the Soviet press.
  • File date: 1953.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 1983.
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