Nearly 4,000 documents for the period from 1936 to 1991, which were stored for more than 20 years as “classified”, were declassified by Sakhalin archivists. Secret status was also removed from many files containing personal/biographical data about the inhabitants of the island.
It is a known fact that earlier Communist Party members tried to write virtually everything in all the documents of its members. Many materials describe even banal everyday scenes and disclose family secrets.
In total the archive stores about 241 thousands Party members’ files. Does it mean that the archive “sits” on 241 thousand family secrets?