Hi everybody, I would like to comment situation with local archives that have got reputation of besieged castle where doors are always closed, bridge is up and no one ever replies. As someone who effectively helps with researches last few years I could make things a little bit clearer.
First of all, I see some myths are mechanically recurring from post to post.
Myth #1. “It’s enough to get contact information, to send email and you’ll get your pot of gold at the end of rainbow”. Nothing can be farer from truth. 99, 9% of such inquiries are rejected, no matter what language is used. At the same time among few hundreds of inquiries, there always will be lucky ones who get desired result. That’s because they know the secret and it’s not secret of Clark Kent. :)
Myth #2. “Recent resignation of old director, who was drinking blood of babies, ex-KGB guy and terrorist, benefits foreign users”. But this idea is not true. Ukrainian institutions and this is doubly correct for state institutions, have own settle corporate policy which is mix of habits, settings and traditions. Change of personality rarely changes things revolutionary, in most cases it changes nothing at all. Those ones who read Norton Parkinson’s laws of bureaucracy understand me.
All for now. Any questions are appreciated but some answers won’t be public. :)