Nikita Petrov

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Nikita Petrov in 2010.

Nikita Vasilyevich Petrov (Russian: Никита Васильевич Петров, born 1957) is a Russian historian. He works at Memorial, a Russian organization dedicated to studying Soviet political repression. Petrov specializes in Soviet security services.

The book about Nikolai Ezhov written by Nikita Petrov and Marc Jansen is based on the archives made accessible after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Petrov's part was tracking original archival documents, while Jansen worked with published sources.