Digital copies of correspondence, reports, and investigative files, relating to secret police and intelligence activities,
dissident and anti-Soviet activities, and repatriation and nationalism issues, in Estonia. Detailed Russian- or Estonian-language
finding aids are available on the Hoover Institution website, in the Hoover Archives reading room, and within this file.
The People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs (NKVD) of the Estonian SSR was established by order No. 001067 of 29 August
1940 as a territorial division of the USSR NKVD. From August 1940 through February 1941 operational work was conducted by
the State Security Directorate of the NKVD of the Estonian SSR. In February 1941 the USSR NKVD was divided into two commissariats:
NKVD and People's Commissariat of State Security (NKGB). In July 1941 the two commissariats were merged again, with the NKVD
in charge of operational work.
6500 digitized file units
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The collection is open. The digital files may be viewed at a computer station in the Hoover Archives reading room.