Nikita Petrov

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Nikita Vasilyevich Petrov
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Nikita Petrov at the twelfth International Fair for Hiqh-quality Fiction and Non-fiction in Moscow, 5 December 2010
Native name Никита Васильевич Петров
Born (1957-01-31) January 31, 1957 (age 59)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR
Citizenship  Soviet Union (1957–1991) →  Russia (1991–present)
Fields history
Alma mater D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, University of Amsterdam
Notable awards Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of Poland

Nikita Vasilyevich Petrov (Russian: Ники́та Васи́льевич Петро́в, born 31 January 1957, Kiev) is a Russian historian. He works at Memorial, a Russian organization dedicated to studying Soviet political repression. Petrov specializes in Soviet security services.[1]

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.

On March 24, 2005 Nikita Petrov was awarded Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for his efforts in uncovering truth about repressions against Polish people during the war.[2]

In 2008 Petrov earned Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam (Instituut voor Cultuur en Geschiedenis, Faculty of Humanities) with the thesis "Сталин и органы НКВД-МГБ в советизации стран Центральной и Восточной Европы. 1945–1953 гг."[3]

Articles by Petrov were published in the Novaya Gazeta.[4]


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