The Russia Guy

E125: Matthew Luxmoore on Denis Karagodin’s crusade in Tomsk

May 18, 2021 Kevin Rothrock / Matthew Luxmoore Episode 125
The Russia Guy
E125: Matthew Luxmoore on Denis Karagodin’s crusade in Tomsk
Chapters
2:17
What did Matt ask Denis Karagodin?
6:51
Does it take a professional historian to do this archival work?
9:37
Stalin’s Terror vs. U.S. slavery
11:09
Public opinion about Karagodin’s campaign
15:39
Framing Karagodin’s archival work as political activism
17:53
Privacy as a political weapon
22:45
Should historians start fearing criminal prosecution in Russia?
24:07
Placing the Kremlin in all this
The Russia Guy
E125: Matthew Luxmoore on Denis Karagodin’s crusade in Tomsk
May 18, 2021 Episode 125
Kevin Rothrock / Matthew Luxmoore

Matthew Luxmoore, a Moscow-based correspondent for RFE/RL, discusses his March 2021 article about an amateur researcher in Tomsk named Denis Karagodin who’s spent the better part of a decade compiling archival documents about the execution of his great-grandfather in 1938 by officers in the NKVD. Earlier this year, the local authorities reportedly started building a criminal case against Karagodin on defamation charges filed by the relatives of some of his grandfather’s supposed executioners.

Read the article at RFE/RL here and follow Matt on Twitter here.

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Matthew Luxmoore, a Moscow-based correspondent for RFE/RL, discusses his March 2021 article about an amateur researcher in Tomsk named Denis Karagodin who’s spent the better part of a decade compiling archival documents about the execution of his great-grandfather in 1938 by officers in the NKVD. Earlier this year, the local authorities reportedly started building a criminal case against Karagodin on defamation charges filed by the relatives of some of his grandfather’s supposed executioners.

Read the article at RFE/RL here and follow Matt on Twitter here.

Music and audio for "The Russia Guy":

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/kevinrothrock)

What did Matt ask Denis Karagodin?
Does it take a professional historian to do this archival work?
Stalin’s Terror vs. U.S. slavery
Public opinion about Karagodin’s campaign
Framing Karagodin’s archival work as political activism
Privacy as a political weapon
Should historians start fearing criminal prosecution in Russia?
Placing the Kremlin in all this