New Dossiers on Alexander Vassiliev’s Notes

Posted on October, 5 at 9:39 am
  • I have begun posting a series of work-in-progress dossiers intended to help American scholars and students in their use of Alexander Vassiliev’s Notebooks as a historical source. The first three dossiers have been added to Dossiers category and there will be more to come.
  • There are now more dossiers added to the Dossiers category.
  • Many new biographies have been posted since the time this page was updated for the last time.

Recent Additions to

Posted on September, 22 at 5:46 pm
  • We’ve begun posting a new group of dossiers: Dossiers on Alexander Vassiliev’s Notes.
  • Other new dossiers have been added to the Dossiers category.
  • The American Communism section is now live and contains documentary records from Whittaker Chambers’s Communist Party past.
  • The Venona Files section is also live and contains investigative biographical references on some of the people behind the pseudonyms found in Venona cables.
  • Other new biographies have also been posted.
  • The Pseudonyms section has been significantly expanded.

New Section: Pandora’s Box

Posted on May, 19 at 11:53 pm

DocumentsTalk has been expanded with four new postings:

  • The Pandora’s Box section has been enabled with a detailed overview.
  • The biography of Whittaker Chambers has been significantly expanded to incorporate some of the most recent Russian revelations.
  • Many new biographical references have been posted, including those of the “residents” of Soviet intelligence services in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s.
  • A new DOSSIERS category has been added to the Index.

Site Launch

Posted on February, 18 at 11:34 am

We’re excited to announce that is now live. The site offers an in-depth exploration of key episodes in Cold War history, featuring translations of Soviet files, transcripts of court cases, scanned images of essential documents, and a virtual encyclopedia of topical references.

  • If you’re new to the site, the best place to start is the Highlights section.
  • For more information, check out About This Site for a look at the author’s rationale and a brief historiographic commentary.
  • The Site Map contains a list of the main narrative essays in order.