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To the question of studying the source base potential from the history of the USSR’s Swedes

Journal: Dnipropetrovsk University Bulletin. History & Archaeology series (Vol.1, No. 23)

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Page : 196-202

Keywords : Information potential; Sources; Documents; Memories; Representation;

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The article is dedicated to the analyze of the potential sources of information on the history of Swedish USSR. Available sources were divided into legislative acts (record keeping records, materials law enforcement cases, statistical sources), materials of personal origin (memoirs, letters, reports visitors to the village) and publications on the pages of local and Swedish media. Using the criteria of reasonable sufficiency, summarized that generated source base study is representative for the study of many aspects of the history of Swedish USSR. It is proved that an official office documents submitted by regulatory and accounting and control documentation have enormous information potential for the reconstruction process of the establishment of Soviet power in rural areas and stages of socio-cultural transformation of the population of the Gammmalsvenksby. It was reflected in a public reaction on the government national policy which was implemented. Based on forensic investigation files it is possible to reconstruct events Stalin's purges and World War II that took place among Swedes, to follow national specific repression, learn about relationships within the Swedish national minority and their relationships with individual representatives of other nationalities. One of the most important features of this documents their role in the reconstruction of physical and psychological portrait of the defendants, their strategies of behavior in extreme situations. Information capacity of the A. Annas memories provides opportunities to study the history of Soviet Swedes in interwar period, their daily life, economy, behavior strategies in extreme situations, relations with the Soviet authorities and others. Attracting messages travelers helps to trace the mechanism of image formation of the Russian Swedes in their homeland and determine its impact on attitudes to re-emigrants. In process of analysis of complex source it was shown that in most cases one particular type of questions are answered on separate sources. This eliminates the possibility of cross-checking of the data and requires special consideration in the formulation of questions.

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