Letter of Concern about Russian Raid on Human Rights Organization (2008)

AHA president Gabrielle Spiegel and executive director Arnita Jones sent a letter on December 17, 2008, to Russian Federation president Dmitrii Medvedev, expressing on behalf of the American Historical Association concern over the violent raid on the offices the Russian human rights organization Memorial on December 4. The letter called for the authorities in St. Petersburg to return the wrongfully confiscated materials to the Memorial’s offices so they are available to scholars and uphold the integrity of the archive.

Read the full text of the letter sent to President Dmitrii Medvedev.