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Title: Aleksandr Patiev papers
Date (inclusive): 1987-2013
Collection Number: 2014C2
Hoover Institution Archives
Language of Material:
12 manuscript boxes, 1 oversize box
(5.4 linear feet)
Writings, notes, correspondence, printed matter and photographs, relating to political conditions in Russia, elections in
1989, and administration of Saint Petersburg.
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[Identification of item], Aleksandr Patiev papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives
A Russian political activist, Aleksandr Patiev was deeply involved in Leningrad politics during the Perestroika period, serving
as Leningrad/Saint Petersburg municipal councillor from 1990 to 1993. After his retirement from the Municipal Soviet in 1993,
he was an advisor to deputies Natalia Evdokimova of the St. Petersburg municipal assembly and Sergei Mironov, the head of
the "Spravedlivaia Rossiia" political party.
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The collection contains papers relating to the establishment of the Leningrad Popular front in the late 1980s, the elections
to the Congress of People's Deputies in 1989, in which Patiev was actively involved, and the elections to the Leningrad Municipal
Council in 1990, in which he was elected as a deputy. Both of these elections are significant in Soviet history and Patiev's
ample files of correspondence, notes, press and campaign materials throw important light on the democratic processes at work
As a member of the Leningrad Municipal Council from 1990 to 1993, Patiev was involved in the initiative to change the name
of the city back to St. Petersburg and his papers document the difficulties of managing the city through the general economic
and political crisis the entire country was going through in the early 1990s.
The papers reflect Patiev's involvement with cultural projects, with period documents as well as later recollections of particularly
significant events. These cultural projects - especially the struggle to preserve architectural landmarks and historical monuments
was actually the at the root of the emergence of the democratic movement in Leningrad during the 1980s. The appearance of
new parties and movements in Leningrad/St. Petersburg in the early 1990s is also well documented in Patiev's papers.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Russia (Federation)--Politics and government--1991-
Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Soviet Union--Politics and government--1985-1991.