15 July 1998 RUSSIA’S SUPREME COURT has rejected an appeal to drop trumped-up charges of spying and sabotage against Nikolai Yezhov, the one-time head of Stalin’s secret police. Yezhov was largely responsible for the campaign of terror against the Soviet people in 1937-1938. Never charged with the crimes he committed, he was executed in February […]

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