A Russian Fights for Stalin’s Victims. Nearly 80 years ago, Joseph Stalin’s secret police shot the great-grandfather of Denis Karagodin. Now he has shaken Russia with a landmark investigation. <…>”They buried him here and thought the story was over,” says Mr. Karagodin, a fast-talking 34-year-old who shares the intense eyes that stare out from photographs of his great-grandfather. Stepan was a victim of the Soviet dictator’s Great Terror against so-called enemies of the people. He had been charged with spying for Japan, but in 1955, after Stalin’s death, Stepan’s name was cleared. “With that, they thought that the matter was settled,” said Mr. Karagodin. “I wanted to show that it wasn’t.”<…> – Friday, 16 December 2016, 14:00 GMT, The Wall Street Journal – http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-russian-fights-for-stalins-victims-1481896844
Дал интервью французской газете “Libération” (город Париж), подробнее – здесь.
URSS : Denis Karagodine aux trousses des tueurs de son aïeulL’enquête sur l’exécution arbitraire de Stepan Karagodine en 1938, pendant la Grande Terreur, vient de s’achever. Son arrière-petit-fils, qui a identifié les criminels, réclame justice, un projet quasi impossible dans un pays où les autorités entretiennent l’orgueil national au détriment du repentir collectif. – 8 décembre 2016 à 19:56, Libération – http://www.liberation.fr/planete/2016/12/08/la-grande-terreur-stalinienne-victimes-et-bourreaux_1533914
Мое интервью газете Королевства Дании “Berlingske” (город Копенгаген), подробнее – здесь.
“Brev fra Stalin-bødlens barnebarn: »Tilgiv mig« Efter års kamp har Denis Karagodin vristet afgørende dokumenter ud af hænderne på Ruslands magtfulde sikkerhedstjeneste. Det tænder en gnist af håb om et retsopgør med sovjetdiktatoren Josef Stalin.” –
Siberian man tracks down great-grandfather’s executioners – “A man from Siberia who has spent the last five years trying to find out who executed his great-grandfather during the Stalinist purges has received an apology from a granddaughter of one of the executioners. Denis Karagodin searched through archives and wrote countless requests to the Russian security service. Thanks to sheer perseverance, he recently obtained the key information he’d been searching for: the names of the three men who killed his relative. In recent years, the Russian authorities have been accused of attempting to rewrite history and re-cast Stalin as a heroic wartime leader in order to reinforce their nationalist agenda. From Tomsk in Siberia, Our Moscow Correspondent Steve Rosenberg reports…” – https://blog.stepanivanovichkaragodin.org/?p=11390
Great-grandson of man killed in Stalin’s purges to sue Russian state – Descendant given document revealing chain of responsibility for death, from Soviet leader to three executioners. <…> A young designer in Russia plans to sue the state in an unprecedented case after an archivist sent him evidence appearing to name the agents of Joseph Stalin’s secret police who executed his great-grandfather. Denis Karagodin, 34, received the document in the post after repeated requests to the Federal Security Service (FSB) for information about the circumstances of his great-grandfather’s execution. – Wednesday 30 November 2016 11.32 GMT – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/30/great-grandson-of-man-killed-in-stalins-purges-to-sue-russian-state