Thursday, June 21, 2012


Recently I have been spending some time in the State Archives of the Kyrgyz Republic. I have not found any earth shattering revelations. Nor do I expect to find any. But, it is always interesting to see how institutions organize their records. So far what I have not found and what is missing from the available records has been far more intriguing than what I have actually seen.


Leo Tolstoy said...

Nothing on the Karachays or Balkars?

J. Otto Pohl said...

Everything that was in the TSGAKR having to do with Special Settlers has been reclassified as secret and top secret. My first page of requests had 11 files on it. Eight of them came back marked with a C noting they were secret. In most cases the whole opis had been reclassified. In one case it was the entire fond.