V. Berednikova. Materials of the Central State Archive of Historical and Political Documents of St. Petersburg as a source for the study of the partisan movement on the territory of the Leningrad Region // Petersburg Historical Journal, no. 4, 2022, pp. 137–144
In article the information possibilities of the documents postponed in funds of the Central State Archive of the Historical and Political Documents of St. Petersburg which reflect the history of creation and work of the Leningrad headquarters of the partisan movement on the organization of partisan formations and control of their activity in days of the Great Patriotic War is analyzed. They also reflect development of the partisan movement in the occupied areas of the Leningrad Region in general are considered. Special attention is paid to party documents of the Leningrad regional and city committees of the All-Union Communist Party (bolsheviks) being some of organizers of the partisan and underground movement and also a collection of the materials collected by the staff of the Leningrad institute of the historical and political researches which kept certificates of organizers and participants of partisan formations. The author comes to a conclusion about what the organization of mass resistance in the Leningrad Region had a number of features. Materials of archives give the chance to track development of the partisan movement from its creation and emergence of the centralized management of summer of 1941 before disbandment of partisan divisions in 1944. The analysis of archive materials will allow to estimate in a new way a role of the partisan movement in the battle of Leningrad and also degree of its efficiency, the reason of failures and disorganization at the initial stages of existence of the partisan movement and success achieved in 1943–1944.
World War II, the partisan movement, the Leningrad region, 1941–1944, the Leningrad headquarters partisan movement, occupation, underground movement, resistance, historical source, archive, partisan detachments.
Berednikova, Viktorija — Junior Researcher, Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences, PhD student in the Saint Petersburg State University.