In the Country of the Nep and the Cheka. In the prisons of the U.S.S.R. Cover Image
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Au Pays du Nep et de la Tchéka. Dans les Prisons de l’U.R.S.S.
In the Country of the Nep and the Cheka. In the prisons of the U.S.S.R.

Author(s): Boris Sederholm
Subject(s): History, Recent History (1900 till today), Special Historiographies:, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), History of Communism
Published by: CEEOL Collections / Digital Reproductions
Keywords: Cheka; All-Russian Extraordinary Commission; Всеросси́йская чрезвыча́йная коми́ссия; Solovki prison camp;
Summary/Abstract: From 1924 to 1926, the Soviet government, or more precisely the Cheka, detained me, a foreigner, not guilty of any crime, in various places of detention, and finally deported me to the concentration camp. of Solovetzk for a period of three years, without prior judgment and in force by a simple decision of the Gué-Pé-Ou, in other words the Cheka. // My experiences in Soviet Russia are so implausible, because of the cruelty and cynicism shown towards me, that I have found it useful to add to this book the copy of certain documents extracted correspondence concerning my "case" and exchanged between the Consulate of Finland and the Public Commissariat of Foreign Affairs. Unfortunately, I am currently unable to publish in full the many documents relating to the talks between the Finnish government and the Soviet government regarding my arrest and release. But the few pieces that I have found opportune to publish amply confirm the veracity of my account. I would like to draw the reader's attention to the fact that in the course of the following account I have changed the surnames of the people I have mentioned, as well as certain circumstances, but only in cases where I do so. I deemed it necessary for the safety of these people, who are still alive and who are in a territory where they would risk being reached by the Gué-Pé-Ou, in other words the Tcheka. (from Author’s introduction) - DIGITIZED COPY OF THE 1928 EDITION OF «EDITIONS JULES TALLANDIER», Paris

  • Page Count: 412
  • Publication Year: 1928
  • Language: French