During 2011 IDFI (Institute for Development of Freedom of Information) activities related to archive intended to publicize archival documents, start cooperation with the local and international organizations working on the similar issues;
On March 25th at the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation the IDFI unveiled to the public collection of archival documents, related to the Events of March 5-9, 1956 occurred in Georgia. The project was financed by the Embassy of Switzerland in Georgia and supported by the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation. Project was carried out by the IDFI expert team in cooperation with the Archive Administration of the MIA of Georgia.
It is interesting to mention that Institute published excerpts from the official periodic media of the Soviet Georgia issued in March 1956. These newspapers were selected in the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia. We would like to emphasize, that in the Soviet Georgian printed media we were not able to find a mere mention of the events developing in Tbilisi and other cities of Georgia in March 1956;
Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between the “Institute for Development of Freedom of Information” (IDFI) and the International Society “Memorial” on 27 July. Within the framework of the Memorandum it is planned to carry out different scientific, research, academic and educational activities, conduct joint projects and publish scientific studies.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the “Institute for Development of Freedom of Information” and the LEPL Archive of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia on November 7, 2011. The aim of cooperation is promoting the development of archive activities, openness of archives, modernization-digitalization of archives, and international popularization of the archive materials held in Georgia and conducting joint activities.
In conclusion, Archive activities aimed to achieve openness of archives, store knowledge about Soviet past and widening circle of potential working partners;
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