Aslambek Apaev, Chechnyan asylum seeker/Barry H. Rodrigue Collection
Scope and Contents
Materials donated by Barry H. Rodrigue (primarily of USM) of personal experience interviews he conducted (with Irina Petranek and Natasha X, two Russian translators) with Aslambek Apaev. Apaev had sought asylum and was staying with Rodrigue when the interviews were conducted. Apaev was a Chechyan and in 1988-1989 he had been a fighter and in 1994 he was a human rights worker. He was wanted by the Russian KGB. Since returning home, Apaev has led a low-profile life focused on family. Also included: 1 artifact: the mold of Apaev’s teeth taken after his teeth were knocked out by the KGB.
- Rodrigue, Barry H. (Interviewer, Person)
Language of Materials
Cyrillic alphabet, possibly Russian, as well as English.
Conditions Governing Access
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Conditions Governing Use
Rights assessment remains the responsibility of the researcher. No release forms.
Existence and Location of Originals
Located at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress: AFC 2012/047 https://lccn.loc.gov/2013655211.
Materials Specific Details
Audio files are the primary source material. Transcriptions are the transcriber's best effort to convert audio to text, but should be considered secondary to the audio.
- Guide to Aslambek, Apaev Chechnyan asylum seeker/Barry H. Rodrigue Collection
- In Progress
- Thomas Libby
- May 2018
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