The Great Terror at 40: How Robert Conquest's book threw open the doors of the Gulag’s secrets


Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Author(s): Robert Conquest

Research Area: Politics; Social conditions

Keywords: Gulag; The Great Terror; Robert Conquest

Type: Brief

Coverage: Soviet Union


Robert Conquest reflects on how the publication of his book The Great Terror in 1968 threw open the doors of the Gulag’s secrets, eventually filling a huge gap in the western world's knowledge of Soviet history.