This article provides the analysis of the legal status of the Soviet citizens who returned from captivity during and after the Great Patriotic war. The analysis is conducted on the basis of personal provenance documents as well as governing documents and periodicals. The article provides the facts of legislative restrictions of freedom of the repatriates, using them as forced labour, making them work at the enterprises of ferrous metallurgy, coal mining and forestry, in the restoration of houses, plants and organizations in different regions of the Soviet Union. On the contrary, the data presented by the mass media about the status of the repatriates show that they enjoyed all the rights of the Soviet citizens.
Keywords: repatriation, repatriate, governmental inspection, forced labour, restriction of rights, sources of personal origin, documents of the Archival Fund of the Russian Federation.59-66_БолотоваГаевская
Citation link: Bolotova E.Y., Gaevskaya Zh.Yu. “For the right to exercise the rights of the citizens of our motherland …”: the status of the soviet citizens who returned from captivity during and after the Great Patriotic war (based on personal provenance documents) // Humanities researches of the Central Russia. – 2017. – № 1 (2). – P. 59-66.