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Inventory of the Arkady Polishchuk papers
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  • Title: Arkady Polishchuk papers
    Date: 1961-2018
    Collection Number: 2019C29
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: Russian
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box, 1 oversize box (1.5 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Pentecostal Christians and civil liberties in the Soviet Union.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Polishchuk, Arkady


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested at least two business days in advance of intended use.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Arkady Polishchuk Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2018.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical note

    Soviet journalist and dissident; subsequently Radio Liberty editor.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Arkady Polishchuk papers include correspondence, court documents, petitions, printed matter, and photographs related to Pentecostal Christians and civil liberties in the Soviet Union.
    Аrkadii Polishchuk (b. 1935), a journalist and executive editor of Aziia i Africa Segodnia (Asia and Africa Today) magazine, left his job in 1973 and joined the dissident movement. In 1977, he immigrated to the United States, where he continued his activities as a human rights activist. He defended rights of Pentecostals in the Soviet Union, wrote for Western periodicals, and traveled to various countries to give lectures. In 1984, Polishchuk became the editor of the Russian News Service at Radio Liberty.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Civil rights--Soviet Union.
    Soviet Union--Religion.