Surprise over names found inside and missing from the KGB archives / Article / LSM.LV
The publication of the KGB archives has attracted great public attention, and people are surprised both about the names that are missing and that have been found inside the archives.
Exactly a year ago, notable poet Jānis Rokpelnis used an interview to admit that he had been a KGB agent. “99% of the people who know me were very understanding, because what’s important is the motive for collaborating with the Cheka. I wanted to write a revealing book about the Cheka. I was a writer and a publicist. I cannot confirm this motive with documents, but I do know about it myself,” said Rokpelnis, adding that he did not know whether his name was found in the KGB archives.
“I came out myself, without any KGB index cards. It was simply the case that my conscious subordinated the instinct of self-preservation,” he said.