We will hold them all to account: from Stalin to the specific executioner in Tomsk, including the driver of the “black voronok” (Voronok – a black car used by the officers of NKVD to arrest “traitors of the country”). One man kills another, and then says: you know, I killed him, but here’s the certificate that I rehabilitated him – now everything is Okay. No, it’s not okay. And it is absolutely obvious. We believe that the discussion that never happened in the 1950s or in the 1980s has now begun!
Stepan Ivanovich Karagodin
56-year-old peasant Stepan Ivanovich Karagodin was arrested on the night of December 1, 1937 by the members of the Tomsk State Military Committee of the NKVD, convicted by the Special Conference as the organizer of a spy-sabotage group and a resident of Japanese military intelligence and was sentenced to death by shooting. The verdict was carried out on January 21, 1938. His wife and children did not know about the execution and hoped that he was alive. In the late 50’s they received a certificate of rehabilitation, which stated that Stepan Ivanovich “died in prison.”
The great-grandson of Stepan Ivanovich, who graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of Tomsk University, 34-year-old Denis Karagodin decided to identify the names of those who were guilty of falsifying accusations against those arrested in the “Harbinskiy case” and trace the criminal chain – from the Kremlin initiators of the “Great Terror” to ordinary performers in Tomsk , right up to the drivers of the “black voronok” and typists who reprinted the papers of the NKVD. The archives of the Soviet secret services are extremely reluctant to share information, but Denis managed to get a lot of documents showing how the machine of Stalin’s repressions worked, killing innocent people.
Старейшее издание Северной Америки и мира – деловая газета “The Wall Street Journal” (город Нью-Йорк) опубликовала статью о нашем РАССЛЕДОВАНИИ:
A Russian Fights for Stalin’s Victims. – Friday, 16 December 2016, 14:00 GMT, The Wall Street Journal.
Специальный репортаж из Томска (на основе многочасовой беседы с Денисом Карагодиным и городской экспедиции по местам событий) нарратора James Marson:
A Russian Fights for Stalin’s Victims. Nearly 80 years ago, Joseph Stalin’s secret police shot the great-grandfather of Denis Karagodin. Now he has shaken Russia with a landmark investigation. <…>”They buried him here and thought the story was over,” says Mr. Karagodin, a fast-talking 34-year-old who shares the intense eyes that stare out from photographs of his great-grandfather. Stepan was a victim of the Soviet dictator’s Great Terror against so-called enemies of the people. He had been charged with spying for Japan, but in 1955, after Stalin’s death, Stepan’s name was cleared. “With that, they thought that the matter was settled,” said Mr. Karagodin. “I wanted to show that it wasn’t.”<…> – Friday, 16 December 2016, 14:00 GMT, The Wall Street Journal – http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-russian-fights-for-stalins-victims-1481896844
Благодарим автора James Marson и газету “The Wall Street Journal” за проявленный интерес, профессионализм и объективную подачу информации.
Серия публикаций немецкой национальной общественной медиа-корпорации “DW (Deutsche Welle)” о нашем РАССЛЕДОВАНИИ:
Аналитические материалы и одно прямое интервью (письменная беседа с Денисом Карагодиным) авторского коллектива: Aaron Tilton, Juri Rescheto, Михаила Бушуева, и Олега Кашина:
Seeking justice for Stalin’s victims Who killed Stepan Karagodin? The question has preoccupied his family since the Russian peasant was executed almost 80 years ago. Now his great-grandson says he knows the killers’ names. Aaron Tilton reports from Moscow. – 23.11.2016, DW (Deutsche Welle) – http://www.dw.com/en/seeking-justice-for-stalins-victims/a-36494018
Старейшее издание Северной Америки и мира – газета Объединенных государств Северной Америки “The Washington Post” (город Вашингтон) опубликовала статью о нашем РАССЛЕДОВАНИИ:
In Putin’s Russia, it just got easier to find the perpetrators of Stalin’s purges – The Washington Post.
Репортаж о нашем РАССЛЕДОВАНИИ (на основе письменного общения с Денисом Карагодиным) нарратора David Filipov:
“In Putin’s Russia, it just got easier to find the perpetrators of Stalin’s purges. Memorial’s publication of the archive came just days after Denis Karagodin, a 34-year-old resident of the Siberian city of Tomsk, announced that he had tracked down the names of the men who helped kill his great-grandfather — a peasant who was executed in 1938 on charges of spying for Japan.” – November 24, 2016, The Washington Post – https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/russian-group-names-40000-secret-police-revealing-a-past-putin-wantserased/2016/11/24/e1346dfa-b197-11e6-bc2d-19b3d759cfe7_story.html
Благодарим автора David Filipov и газету “The Washington Post” за проявленный интерес, профессионализм и объективную подачу информации.
Старейшее издание Европы и мира – британская газета “The Guardian” (город Лондон) опубликовала статью о нашем РАССЛЕДОВАНИИ:
Great-grandson of man killed in Stalin’s purges to sue Russian state – The Guardian.
Адаптированный нарратив на основе статьи на русском языке “Мне помогают расстрелянные” от авторов Robert Coalson и Dmitry Volchek:
Great-grandson of man killed in Stalin’s purges to sue Russian state – Descendant given document revealing chain of responsibility for death, from Soviet leader to three executioners. <…> A young designer in Russia plans to sue the state in an unprecedented case after an archivist sent him evidence appearing to name the agents of Joseph Stalin’s secret police who executed his great-grandfather. Denis Karagodin, 34, received the document in the post after repeated requests to the Federal Security Service (FSB) for information about the circumstances of his great-grandfather’s execution. – Wednesday 30 November 2016 11.32 GMT – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/30/great-grandson-of-man-killed-in-stalins-purges-to-sue-russian-state
Благодарим авторов Robert Coalson и Dmitry Volchek, а также газету “The Guardian” за проявленный интерес, профессионализм и объективную подачу информации.