Uncovering the hidden demographic history of the USSR.

  title={Uncovering the hidden demographic history of the USSR.},
  author={Alain Blum},
  journal={Population today},
  volume={19 7-8},
After the results of the 1937 census were calculated and the figures were lower than expected, Stalin arrested the census takers, altered the figures, and cancelled it. But, he did not destroy the records; they have remained in the archives of the Central National Archives for 50 years. They are now finally open to inspection thanks to glasnost. The records… CONTINUE READING