Northern (N): Soviet Union (NS). Crime in the Soviet Union; Britons and Americans in Soviet Prison Camps


A file of correspondence concerning the British perspective on crime in the Soviet Union. The documents discuss the arrests of several citizens in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic for alleged theft, and the "political overtones" of these arrests; the continued imprisonment of a number of American citizens in Soviet prison camps; two court cases in the Soviet Union, in which, though the defendants in one case were convicted of robbery and those in the second with murder, very similar sentences were handed down; and how crime is generally reported in the Soviet press.
crime international law law political prisoners trials soviet union domestic politics arrests communist party of the soviet union Soviet press diplomatic disputes Soviet politics Pravda British press Populations and Social Policy
Collection ID
Department Reference
Code NS file 1651
Document Type
Correspondence Print Publications
File Reference
FO 371/106584
Documents in this file were retained under Section 3(4) of the Public Records Act 1958. The following article has been removed from this file due to copyright restrictions: The Daily Telegraph, 17 October 1953, 2 Britons held in Soviet Camp.
Published in
United Kingdom
Subject Countries
Soviet Union
Populations and Social Policy Domestic Politics

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