Deportations of the population of Western Ukraine, 1939-1953: modern domestic historiography
Keywords:Communist-Soviet regime, Sovietization, repression, deportation policy, deportation, Lublin Agreement, Operation "Western"
The main achievements of the modern domestic historiography to the study of the deportation policy of the Communist-Soviet regime concerning different categories of the population of Western Ukraine during the late 1930's and early 1950's are analyzed. The proposed article is based on such fundamental principles of historical research as scientific objectivity and historicism. The analysis of the sources made it possible to reveal the main achievements and to outline the prospects for further studies of this problem.It is established that the researchers have determined stages, causes, size and consequences of the deportation policy and studied regional features of deportations. Research of Ukrainian historians, who specialize in this issue, shows that this form of repressions was inspired and carried out under the close control of the top leadership of the country, have become an integral part of Sovietization and have focused on suppressing all forms of resistance, transforming the national profile of Western Ukraine and modeling social processes, and together with other forms of repressions have contributed to the establishment of the Communist-Soviet regime in Western Ukraine. The scientific novelty is in the creation of an integral picture of the historiography of the deportation policy of the Communist-Soviet regime concerning different categories of the population of Western Ukraine in 1939-1953 years.
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