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Informers and Denunciations

EXTRACT FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY. Orlando Figes, Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991 (Pelican 2014), pp. 276-9.

Informers were everywhere - in factories and offices, in public places and communal apartments. By the height of the Great Terror, millions of people were reporting on their colleagues, neighbours, friends. The level of surveillance varied widely between cities... [FULL TEXT 742 WORDS]

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