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ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia: C-8Last update of repository: 5 February 2013
Tsentral'nyi arkhiv Ministerstva vnutrennikh del RF (Tretii otdel Tsentra reabilitatsii zhertv politicheskikh repressii i arkhivnoi informatsii Glavnogo informatsionno-analiticheskogo tsentra MVD RF) (TsA MVD Rossii)[Central Archive of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Third Division of the Center for Archival Information and Rehabilitation of Victims of Political Repression)]
Agency: Ministerstvo vnutrennikh del RF (MVD Rossii)
[Ministry of Internal Affairs]
Glavnyi informatsionno-analiticheskii tsentr (GIATs)
[Main Information Analytical Center]
Address: 117418, Moscow, (GIATs): ul. Novocheremushkinskaia, 67; (Archive): ul. Zoi i Aleksandra Kosmodem'ianskikh, 5
Telephone: +7 499 745-79-90; +7 495 332-30-58 (GIATs)
Fax: +7 495 332-32-81 (GIATs)
Opening hours: M–F 10:00–17:00
Transport: metro: Novye Cheremushki (Main Information Center); metro: Voikovskaia (Archive)
Head of GIATs: Pavel Anatol'evich Vazhev (tel. +7 495 332-31-77)
Chief of the Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Political Repression and Archival Information: Vladimir Viktorovich Kozin (tel. +7 499 745-79-89)
Chief of the Archive: Natal'ia Nikolaevna Krivtsova (tel. +7 499 745-79-88)
Deputy Chief of the Archive: Tat'iana Vasil'evna Poletaeva (tel. +7 499 745-79-83)
About TsA MVD Rossii
In 1955 the Central Archive was formed within the structure of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the RSFSR (MVD RSFSR), after its separation from the Archive of the KGB SSSR.
At the present time the Central Archive is subordinated to the MVD Main Information Center (Glavnyi informatsionnyi tsentr—GITs). Under that Center, the MVD also now operates a Center for Archival Information and Rehabilitation of Victims of Political Repression (Tsentr arkhivnoi informatsii i reabilitatsii zhertv politicheskikh repressii—TsAIiRZhPR), which was formed in 1992. From the beginning its purpose has been to organize and implement the rehabilitation of repressed individuals, and to furnish information about victims of repression to institutions, organizations, and individuals. The MVD operates a separate Administration for Information, Regional, and Public Relations for inquiries from mass media (see above).
Related centers are operative on lower administrative levels throughout the Russian Federation. For Moscow, there is an Information Center under the Main Administration for Internal Affairs for the city of Moscow (GUVD g. Moskvy) and the Moscow Oblast (GUVD Moskovskoi oblasti), and a combined center operates for St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast (ITs Sankt-Peterburga i Leningradskoi oblasti).
The archive retains the records of the MVD RSFSR (1955–1966) and the MVD–MOOP SSSR (1966–1991), in addition to a number of records from earlier NKVD–MVD agency operations going back to the 1920s. All these records, fonds, and collections have been accessioned to the archive from central organs of successive the NKVD, MVD SSSR and RSFSR and MOOP (Ministerstvo okhrany obshchestvennogo poriadka—MOOP) RSFSR and SSSR and their subordinate agencies. These include general institutional records, statistical materials, dossiers on former officials who served in central and subordinate divisions of the Ministry, criminal files, and records of operational activities of the MVD RF and its predecessors. It also includes the central NKVD–MVD reference card file that is estimated to contain 25 million cards on arrested and/or incarcerated individuals, dating from 1918 to the present.
N.B. Many of the archival records, especially those produced by the central organs of the NKVD–MVD SSSR predating 1960, are held by GA RF (B–1), including the records of the Main Administration for Prisons and Labor Camps (GULAG). Some general economic relating records of several directorates are retained in RGAE (B–6). Records of the Main Administration for Prisoners of War and Internees of the MVD SSSR (GUPVI) are retained in TsKhIDK (now part of RGVA—B–8). Fonds of the commands, divisions, and units of the Internal and Convoy Troops (vnutrennie i konvoinye voiska) under the NKVD–MVD SSSR predating 1951, are maintained in RGVA (B–8). Post-1951 materials are held in the Central Archive of Internal Troops of MVD RF (C–9).
The MVD also administers a separate archive for the post-1955 records of the Internal and Convoy Troops (see C–9).