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Today in History, Nov. 14

German Federal ArchivesThe declaration called the deportation of Balkars, Ingush, Kalmyks, Karachai, Crimean Tatars, Germans, Meskhetian Turks, and Chechens a "barbaric action" of the Soviet regime.

Twenty-four years ago, on Nov. 14. 1989, the USSR Supreme Soviet adopted a declaration that broke with Stalin's policy of  deportation and resettlement of entire peoples, recognizing the rights of those who were persecuted under the Soviet regime and pledging history would never repeat itself.