The Nature of Anti-Soviet Armed Resistance, 1942-44: The North Caucasus, the Kalmyk Autonomous Republic, and Crimea

  title={The Nature of Anti-Soviet Armed Resistance, 1942-44: The North Caucasus, the Kalmyk Autonomous Republic, and Crimea},
  author={Alexander Statiev},
  journal={Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History},
  pages={285 - 318}
  • Alexander Statiev
  • Published 16 June 2005
  • History
  • Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History
In 1943–44, the Soviet government deported several ethnic groups, justifying this act primarily by these nationalities’ collaboration with the Germans. In 1989, the Supreme Council of the USSR condemned the deportations as “illegal and criminal,” but the assumption that an exceptionally large proportion of these peoples collaborated with the invaders and that this was the major cause for their deportation continues to linger in Russian public opinion. The resistance and collaboration of the… 

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