Russia and South Africa: Historical Memory. Part 2


Alexandra Arkhangelskaya, Daria Turianitsa, Vasily Sidorov, Vladimir Shubin


This part of a joint article contains a survey of the sources regarding the history of cooperation between the Soviet Union and the national liberation movement in South Africa in the Russian central archives. The main ones are the Russian State Archive of Modern History, the State Archive of the Russian Federation, the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History, the Russian State Archive of the Economy and the Archive of Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation.


Soviet Union, African National Congress, archives, cooperation, military training.




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2. Constitution (fundamental law) of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (accessed 20.12.2020)
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6. Discussion with B. and S. Bunting, Cape Town, 20 May 1993.
7. RSAMH, collection 3, inventory 23, file 28, p. 150.
8. RSAMH, collection 4, inventory 16, file 847, p. 146.