Guide to the National Alliance of Russian Solidarists : correspondence and photographs collection M1909

Finding aid prepared by Elga Zalite
Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Stanford University Libraries.
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, California, 94305
Repository email: speccollref@stanford.edu
January, 2013


Title: National Alliance of Russian Solidarists : correspondence & photographs
Identifier/Call Number: M1909
Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
Language of Material: Russian
Physical Description: 1.0 Linear feet
Date (inclusive): circa 1930-1990
Physical Location: Special Collections and University Archives materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36-48 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html.

Scope and Contents

Includes 150 photographs of NTS activists and events associated with NTS activities, circa 1930-1989. The correspondence includes letters to N.B. Tarasova, 1962-1982, circa 155 pages from Sergei Rafal'skii, 70 pages from Anatolii Darov + unpublished poems, 12 pages from Nina Fedorova, 12 pages from Leonid Rzhevskii, and 10 pages from Nikolai Arsen'ev + unpublished poems. Other batches of correspondence include 200 pages of letters to the chairman of NTS, V.M. Baidalakov, to V.D. Poremskii, and others, and there are some 390 letters and postcards to the editorial office of the weekly Posev.There is also a 136-page typescript by N.S. Kozorez, "About service in a Cossack encampment and 10 ears in Stalin's camps."

Access to Collection

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Publication Rights

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Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased by Stanford University, Special Collections in 2012.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], National Alliance of Russian Solidarists : correspondence and photographs, 1930-1982 (M1909). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical note

The National Alliance of Russian Solidarists (“Народно-Трудовой Союз российских солидаристов” or NTS) is a Russian émigré political organization founded in Belgrade in 1930 by a young generation of exiled Russians. It soon spread to other European capitals, and during the course of the next 50 years, it became the largest and the most active Russian émigré political organization, having its center in Western Germany. The ideology of the NTS was based on anti-communism. The main accent was on the belief that the Soviet system was incapable of evolution, and therefore it needed to be removed by means of internal opposition. The other principle of the ideology of the NTS was solidarism, built largely on the NTS’s understanding of the ethical code of Christianity. The NTS stressed the collective social responsibility of people for the welfare of others, and it praised the principle of national and international solidarity against the communist idea of class struggle. The NTS defended democratic participation in government. Its platform included an appreciation of human rights and the idea of individual freedom and personal responsibility. The NTS proposed to solve the problem of socialism versus capitalism by articulating an ideology which placed itself “beyond right and left”.
The members of the NTS were politically active, striving to find the best ways of creating and underground revolutionary force in Soviet Union and using the following means to try to achieve its goals: sending its people into the Soviet Union covertly; clandestinely distributing propaganda leaflets; setting up radio station. NTS members were strongly opposed to the Soviet regime, but they felt close to the Russian culture and people. The publishing of books and other literature became one of the distinguishing features of all the activities run by NTS. In 1945, the first NTS publishing house, the Russian language press Posev, was created in Germany in the refugee camp Monchehof, located in the Kassel district in the State of Hessen. In 1947, Posev moved its headquarters to Limburg (Limburg an der Lahn); in 1952 it moved to Frankfurt am Main. Over the years, 300 books were published by Posev, and the weekly journal Posev and the literary magazine Grani gained excellent reputations. Not only anti-communist propaganda articles were published, but also highly valued literary works. Between 1960 and the the end of the 80-ties, about 170 titles by dissident authors from the Soviet Union were published by Posev. It can be said that the activity of Posev penetrated the Iron Curtain in both directions, and it contributed immensely to the collapse of Soviet Empire in 1989.
This collection contains materials regarding Posev’s “Limburg” period (1947-1952), and it also contains the correspondence between the editors and several authors (1949-1976). Exceptional value can be attributed to the photograph collection (150 are dated from 1936 to 1983). Most of the photographs have been identified, and they constitute a rich source for future researchers interested in the history of the NTS. Vladimir Semenovich Batshev (Batchev) is a Russian writer who has lived since 1995 in Germany.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Arsenev, Nikolai Sergeevich, 1888-1977
Artemov, Aleksandr Nikolaevich , 1910-
Baidalakov, Viktor Mikhailovich, 1900-1967
Darov, Anatolii, 1920-
Galich, Aleksandr Arkadevich, 1918-1977
Gorachek, Vladimir IAromirovich, 1916-1981
Mirkovich, Elizaveta Romanovna, 1918-1994
Okolovich, Georgii Sergeevich, 1901-1980
Olgskii, Mikhail Leonidovich, 1912-1998
Ostrovskii (Romanov), Evgenii Aleksandrovich, 1914
Poremskii, Vladimir Dmitrievich, 1909-1997
Rafalskii, Sergeii Milievich, 1895-1981
Redlikh, Roman Nikolaevich, 1911
Rzhevskii, Leonid Denisovich, 1905-
Siniavskii, Andrei Donatovich, 1925-1997
Sorokin, Pitirim Aleksandrovich, 1889-1968
Svetlanin, Andrei Vasilevich, 1909-1965
Tarasova, Nataliia Borisovna
Trushnovich, Aleksandr Rudolfovich, 1893-1954
Zalevskii, Mikhail Nikolaevich, 1895-1996

 

National Alliance of Russian Solidarists : documents (NTS)

Box 1, Folder 1

SBONR : Soiuz Borby za Osvobozhdenie Narodov Rossii (Union of Struggle for the Liberation of the Peoples of Russia) and SAF : Soiuz Andreevskogo Flaga etc. : 1949 and 1951

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence of the Central Administration of the North American Division of NTS with the leaders of NTS, etc. : 1952

Box 1, Folder 3

Vestnik Ispolnitelnogo Biuro Soveta NTS : 1955

Box 1, Folder 3

Ispolnitelnoe Biuro Soveta NTS, 1955 : Documents

 

POSEV : the publisher and the weekly newspaper : Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 4

1947 : Family names, which start with L, M, N, O, P

Box 1, Folder 5

1947 : Family names, which start with R, S, T, U

Box 1, Folder 6

1948 : Family names, which start with K, L, M, N, P

Box 1, Folder 7

1948 : Family names, which start with R, S, T, V, Z

 

Individual correspondence

Box 1, Folder 8

Tarasova, Nataliia Borisovna : editor of "Grani": Correspondence with Arsenev, Nikolai Sergeevich, 1975-1976. Unpublished poetry.

Box 1, Folder 8

Tarasova, Nataliia Borisovna : editor of "Grani": Correspondence with Darov, (Dar) Anatolii, 1949-1973

Box 1, Folder 8

Tarasova, Nataliia Borisovna : editor of "Grani": Correspondence with Rafalskii, Sergei Milich, 1957-1969

Box 1, Folder 8

Tarasova, Nataliia Borisovna : editor of "Grani": Correspondence with Siniavskii, Andrei Donatovich,1974

Box 1, Folder 8

Tarasova, Nataliia Borisovna : editor of "Grani": Correspondence with Rzhevskii, Leonid Denisovich, 1975-1978

Box 2, Folder 1

Shirinkina, Ariadna Evgeevna : NTS member : Correspondence with Galich (Ginzburg), Aleksandr Arkadevich, 1974. Original manuscript of poem "Primety vesny".

Box 2, Folder 1

Poremski, Vladimir Dmitrievich : NTS leader : Correspondence with Sorokin, Pitirim Aleksandrovich, 1947-1948

Box 1, Folder 3

Ostrovskii (Romanov), Evgenii Romanovich : editor of "Posev" : Correspondence with Rutchenko, Nikolai Nikolaevich (Rutych), 1973

Box 2, Folder 1

Memoirs. Kozorez, N. S. : 1945-1947

 

Photographs

Box 2, Folder 5

Alfman, Aleksandr Vasilevich : 1948

Box 2, Folder 2

Artemov (Zaitsev), Aleksandr Nikolaevich : NTS president : 1954

Box 2, Folder 6

Artemov (Zaitsev), Aleksandr Nikolaevich : NTS president : 1949, 1958

Box 2, Folder 6

Baidalakov, Viktor Mikhailovich : NTS president

Box 2, Folder 2

Balmashev, Mikhail Vladimirovich : NTS member

Box 2, Folder 5

Baranovichi : 1950?

Box 2, Folder 6

Bashkirov, Ivan Sergeevich : NTS member : Bad Homburg, 1955

Box 2, Folder 5

Berukshtis, Igor : Soviet defector

Box 2, Folder 6

Belaia, E. V.

Box 2, Folder 4

Bevad, N. I.

Box 2, Folder 3

Boldyrev, Konstantin V. : NTS member, "Posev" administration : Mönchhof 1946

Box 2, Folder 4

Boldyrev, Konstantin V. : NTS member, "Posev" administration : 3 photographs (1947, 1979)

Box 2, Folder 4

Breitbart, Ekaterina Elekeevna : editor of "Grani" : 1985

Box 2, Folder 5

Brunst, Dmitrii Viktorovich : NTS member : 193?

Box 2, Folder 2

Brunst, Irina : 1947

Box 2, Folder 5

Brunst, Lena : 193?

Box 2, Folder 3

Budakov, IAkov Vasilevich : NTS member

Box 2, Folder 5

Chernoglazov : Belgrade, 1936

Box 2, Folder 5

Dubrov, Andrei : Soviet dissident

Box 2, Folder 5

Durnov : Belgrade, 1938-1938

Box 2, Folder 5

Gandziuk, Georgii IAkovlevich : 193?

Box 2, Folder 6

Garanin, Evgenii Ivanovich : NTS member : Brussels, 1958

Box 2, Folder 3

Gatskevich (Karalin), Vladimir Antonovich, one of the founders of "Posev" : Mönchhof 1946

Box 2, Folder 6

Gorachek, Vladimir IAromirovich : NTS member, POSEV publisher : Mönchhof 1947; 1950, 1958

Box 2, Folder 2

Gorachek, Vladimir IAromirovich : NTS member, POSEV publisher : 1954

Box 2, Folder 4

Gorachek, Vladimir IAromirovich : NTS member, POSEV publisher : Bad Kissingen, 1981?

Box 2, Folder 4

Gorachek, Nina Viktorovna : Bad Kissingen, 1981?

Box 2, Folder 6

Gutan : Washington, 1953

Box 2, Folder 5

Ilenko, Anna Fedorovna : France, 1958

Box 2, Folder 4

IUgov, Aleksandr Mikhailovich : NTS member, editor of "Posev"

Box 2, Folder 5

Kalantar, Izabella Aleksandrovna

Box 2, Folder 6

Kalikin (Dalanian) : Washington, 1953

Box 2, Folder 6

Kandaurov, Aleksei Alekseevich : NTS member

Box 2, Folder 2

Kapulov-Grachev, Vladimir Ivanovich : 2 photographs

Box 2, Folder 2

Kapulova, Valentina Polikarpovna

Box 2, Folder 2

Kerenskii, Aleksandr Fiodorovich : 1952

Box 2, Folder 4

Kessler, Eduard Valentinovich : NTS member

Box 2, Folder 5

Khasapov, Valentin : 193?

Box 2, Folder 3

Khokhlov, Nikolai Evgenevich : defector

Box 2, Folder 3

Kolin

Box 2, Folder 5

Kondogrev : Belgrade, 1937-1938

Box 2, Folder 3

Konstantinoff, George

Box 2, Folder 3

Kopovei, Anatolii Aleksandrovich

Box 2, Folder 5

Krikorian, Sergei I. : translator

Box 2, Folder 2

Krushel, Tatiana Aleksandrovna

Box 2, Folder 6

Kudriavtsev, O. K.

Box 2, Folder 4

Kurilenko, Pavel Stepanovich : 1977

Box 2, Folder 5

Labin, Suzanne

Box 2, Folder 4

Lamzdorff, Grigorii Pavlovich

Box 2, Folder 5

Lapa : Munich, 1946

Box 2, Folder 5

Lebed

Box 2, Folder 6

Levitskii, Sergei Aleksandrovich : Washington, 1953

Box 2, Folder 6

Lushnikov, Arkadii Ivanovich : NTS member : Brussels, 1958

Box 2, Folder 3

Lutsenko

Box 2, Folder 3

Malyshev, Aleksei Nikolaevich

Box 2, Folder 2

Metius, T., woman : 1958

Box 2, Folder 2

Mirkovich, Elizaveta Romanovna : NTS member, editor of "Posev"; 2 photographs : E.R.M. and 1989

Box 2, Folder 4

Molchanov, V. : Book fair in Franfurt

Box 2, Folder 6

Mozgovoi, Semen IOsifovich : NTS member : Brussels, 1958

Box 2, Folder 3

N. S.

Box 2, Folder 6

Nashivanenko, Georgii Timofeevich : NTS member : Bad Homburg, 1955

Box 2, Folder 4

Nashivanenko, Georgii Timofeevich : NTS member : end of 60-ties

Box 2, Folder 6

Neimirok, A. N.

Box 2, Folder 3

Nikolai "Skif" : Utrecht, 1944

Box 2, Folder 4

Nikolskii, Maksim

Box 2, Folder 5

Novikov, Adam : Morocco, 1947

Box 2, Folder 3

Okolovich, Georgii Sergeevich (G.S.O.) : NTS leader : Mönchhof 1946

Box 2, Folder 2

Okolovich, Georgii Sergeevich (G.S.O.) : NTS leader

Box 2, Folder 6

Olgskii, Mikhail Leonidovich : NTS member

Box 2, Folder 6

Orekhov, V. V.

Box 2, Folder 2

Orlova, Lidiia Eduardovna, NTS member

Box 2, Folder 3

Popov, Kolia : Munich 1948

Box 2, Folder 6

Poremskii, Vladimir Dmitrievich, NTS president : 1949

Box 2, Folder 2

Poremskii, Vladimir Dmitrievich, NTS president

Box 2, Folder 4

Poremskii, Vladimir Dmitrievich, NTS president : 2 photographs (1985)

Box 2, Folder 6

Poremskaia, Tatiana Vsevolodovna : 1958

Box 2, Folder 4

Poremskaia, Tatiana Vsevolodovna : 1985

Box 2, Folder 6

Pozdeev, Evgenii Evgeniievich : NTS member

Box 2, Folder 5

Poze (Poloshkin), Georgii : NTS member

Box 2, Folder 6

Prusse, M. V. : Bad Homburg, 1955

Box 2, Folder 6

Rar, Gleb Aleksandrovich : NTS member

Box 2, Folder 3

Rar, Lev Aleksandrovich : NTS member, editor of "Posev"

Box 2, Folder 2

Rar, Lev Aleksandrovich : NTS member, editor of "Posev"

Box 2, Folder 2

Redlikh, Roman Nikolaevich : NTS member, editor of "Grani"

Box 2, Folder 6

Redlikh, Roman Nikolaevich : NTS member, editor of "Grani" : 1949

Box 2, Folder 6

Romanov (Ostrovskii), Evgenii Romanovich : NTS prsesident, editor of "Posev" : Limburg, 1949

Box 2, Folder 2

Romanov (Ostrovskii), Evgenii Romanovich : NTS president , editor of "Posev" : 5 photographs (1949?, 1958, 1977, ERO)

Box 2, Folder 3

Romanov (Ostrovskii), Evgenii Romanovich : NTS president , editor of "Posev" : Mönchhof 1946

Box 2, Folder 4

Romanov (Ostrovskii), Evgenii Romanovich : NTS president, editor of "Posev" : 2 photographs (1979, 1985)

Box 2, Folder 2

Rozhdestvenskii, Serafim Pavlovich : NTS member : Tokio 1957

Box 2, Folder 3

Rusak, Adam Vasilevich : NTS member

Box 2, Folder 6

Rutchenko (Rutych), Nikolai Nikoaevich : NTS member

Box 2, Folder 6

Samarin (Sokolov), Vladimir : NTS member, editor of "Posev"

Box 2, Folder 6

Sanikova, Zoia S.

Box 2, Folder 5

Savvich, I. IA. : Besancon, France, 1938

Box 2, Folder 5

Selinski : Belgrade, 1936

Box 2, Folder 5

Shebratskii, Stepan IAkovlevich : Besancon, France, 1938

Box 2, Folder 2

Shits, G. P., woman : 1946

Box 2, Folder 6

Shits, Nikolai Fedorovich : NTS member : Mönchhof, 1947

Box 2, Folder 2

Shits, Nikolai Fedorovich : NTS member : 1948

Box 2, Folder 5

Shomotov-Chaplinski, Ivan Ivanovich : 1936

Box 2, Folder 4

Shveder, Irina Mikhailovna : Bad Kissingen, 1981?

Box 2, Folder 3

Slava "Mrachnyi" : 1947

Box 2, Folder 3

Sorokin, I.

Box 2, Folder 5

Sokolov, Nikolai : Morocco, 1947

Box 2, Folder 6

Statsevich, Vsevolod Aleksandrovich : NTS member : Brussels, 1958

Box 2, Folder 2

Stolypin, Arkadii Petrovich : NTS member : 1981

Box 2, Folder 5

Stolypin, Dmitrii

Box 2, Folder 6

Sushko : Washington, 1953

Box 2, Folder 4

Svetlanin, Andrei Vasilevich : editor of "Posev" : 3 photographs

Box 2, Folder 3

Svetozarov : Shvetsiia

Box 2, Folder 3

Tarakanov, Fedor Sergeevich : NTS member

Box 2, Folder 6

Tarasov, S.

Box 2, Folder 5

Tikhanovich, Viacheslav Andreevich : France, 1958

Box 2, Folder 3

Tretiakov, Vladimir Nikolaevich : NTS member

Box 2, Folder 5

Tringam : Belgrade, 1936

Box 2, Folder 6

Trushnovich, Aleksander Rudolfovich : NTS member : 1949

Box 2, Folder 2

Trushnovich, Aleksander Rudolfovich : NTS member : 1953

Box 2, Folder 2

Tsimmerman, Vladimir Sergeevich : Bod Homburg

Box 2, Folder 4

Tulai

Box 2, Folder 5

Vergun, Irina Dmitrievna : 193?

Box 2, Folder 3

Zalevskii, Mikhail Nikolaevich : NTS member

Box 2, Folder 6

Zarechniak : Washington, 1953

Box 2, Folder 5

Zavzhalov, Dmitrii Mikailovich : Besancon, France, 1938

Box 2, Folder 6

Zelenskii : Washington, 1953

Box 2, Folder 5

Zhadan, Pavel Vasilevich : Belgrade, 1936

Box 2, Folder 6

Zhediliagin, IUii Petrovich : NTS member : Mönchhof, 1947

Box 2, Folder 2

Zhediliagin, N. : 1983

Box 2, Folder 6

Zhestkov, V. P.

Box 2, Folder 8

Unidentified individuals and groups

Box 2, Folder 5

Group : NTS members : 1930-ties

Box 2, Folder 5

Group : NTS members : France, 1936

Box 2, Folder 5

Group : NTS members : Besancon, France, 1938

Box 2, Folder 5

Group : NTS members : Belgrade, 1936, 1939?

Box 2, Folder 6

Group : NTS members : Meeting of the Closed Sector, 1985

Box 2, Folder 6

Group : Board of NTS : Mönchhof, 1946 ; Limburg 1949

Box 2, Folder 6

Group : Employees of the publishing office : Limburg

Box 2, Folder 8

Group : Employees of the publishing office

Box 2, Folder 6

Group : Crew of Soviet ship

Box 2, Folder 6

Group : Washington, 1953

Box 2, Folder 6

Group : Social events, 1950-1965

Box 2, Folder 6

Mönchhof : refugee camp, 1945-1947

Box 2, Folder 7

NTS activities : meetings, actions, demonstrations