With this letter we join the hundreds of Russian intellectuals, activists and citizens who have expressed their full support for Dmitriev and for others targeted with arrest and other intimidatory acts for their part in documenting the history of the USSR.
We call for Dmitriev’s immediate release. He must be allowed to resume his research on the history of the Gulag and his work to name and commemorate the victims of that system.
We ask that academic freedom be guaranteed to Dmitriev and to all researchers and NGOs active in the field.
Andrea Gullotta, University of Glasgow
17 November 2019