Romania Insider: The National Archives will fully digitize its collection of photographs depicting Communist Romania

Romania Insider: The National Archives will fully digitize its collection of photographs depicting Communist Romania. “Thousands of photographs of Communist Romania and of Romania as a Constitutional Monarchy between 1921-1947, managed by The National Archives are going to be scanned and digitized. The Institute for the Investigation of the Crimes of Communism and the Memory of the Romanian Exile will collaborate with the National Archives of Romania on this project.”

University of Southern Mississippi: Online Exhibit Details Anti-Communism Efforts in State

University of Southern Mississippi: Online Exhibit Details Anti-Communism Efforts in State. “‘Seeing Red: Anti-Communism Efforts in Mississippi, 1944-1968’ was organized by Jennifer Brannock, professor and curator of Rare Books and Mississippiana in University Libraries using items housed in Special Collections that feature various aspects of the anti-communism movement in the state.”

Absolute Power: The Astonishing Personal Photos Of Nicolae Ceausescu (Radio Free Europe)

Radio Free Europe: Absolute Power: The Astonishing Personal Photos Of Nicolae Ceausescu. “A family photo archive reveals life behind the public facade of Romania’s notorious communist dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu. These images are some of nearly 6,000 photos released online in a photo archive created by Romania’s National Archives and the country’s Institute for the Investigation of the Crimes of Communism.” Some of the images even in the article are disturbing, featuring hazing-type violence and dead animals festooned with props like a hat and sunglasses.

Calvert Journal: A digital archive is recovering half a century of communist Romania’s eclectic visual culture

Calvert Journal: A digital archive is recovering half a century of communist Romania’s eclectic visual culture. “Romanian culture zine Kajet Journal has launched a digital archive of the country’s communist-era print culture, marking 30 years since the December 1989 Revolution that toppled the country’s socialist regime. The research project makes hundreds of scans from books, booklets, DIY manuals, newspapers, and periodicals, produced between 1947 and 1989, available to the general public.”

RadioFreeEurope: Two Years On, No Second Thoughts On Opening Ukraine’s KGB Archives ‘To Everyone’

RadioFreeEurope: Two Years On, No Second Thoughts On Opening Ukraine’s KGB Archives ‘To Everyone’. “Just over two years ago, on April 9, 2015, Ukraine’s parliament adopted a historic law on opening up the country’s Soviet-era secret-police archives. In the new law’s first full year in effect, requests for information and access boomed by 138 percent.”

New Site Will Provide Information on Khmer Rouge Regime in Cambodia

A new Web site will provide information on the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. “The Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) is set to launch a new interactive multimedia website later this month hosting more than 1 million publicly accessible documents related to the Khmer Rouge regime. Pheng Pong-Rasy of DC-Cam’s genocide education project, said the new website will launch next week and is intended to be a free resource that Cambodians will be able to access from their smartphones to learn about their collective past.”

Washington Post: In Putin’s Russia, it just got easier to find the perpetrators of Stalin’s purges

Washington Post: In Putin’s Russia, it just got easier to find the perpetrators of Stalin’s purges. “A Russian human rights group has published a database containing personal information about nearly 40,000 members of the notorious security force that carried out Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin’s purges, shedding light on an ugly stretch of history the Kremlin would prefer to remain hidden.”

In Development: Online Archive of Architecture in the Former Eastern Bloc

In development: an online archive to preserve the architecture of the former Eastern Bloc. “Described as Socialist Modernist, the buildings captured were all constructed after the second world war within the former Eastern Bloc – the group of Central and Eastern European states that were under Soviet influence – and neighbouring Yugoslavia.” The images in this article are absolutely stunning.

Ukraine Working to Put Soviet-Era KGB Materials Online

Ukraine is working to put Soviet KGB materials online. “While the Czech Republic is about to publish an internet database of 300 thousand scanned communist-era security service documents, Ukraine is undergoing a revision of its KGB archives in order to create, like the Czech Republic, a single open-access archive – The National Memory Archive.”