Institute for Study of Totalitarian Regimes faces criticism from historians

More than 150 historians are critical of what they see as irresponsible management at the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, news site Deník N reported on Tuesday. According to the group, it is manly the council of the institute, led by historian and retired colonel Eduard Stehlik that is to blame for what they perceive as a destabilisation of the institute and its takeover by a certain group of people.

The institute’s management has come under criticism several times for different reasons over the past years. Recently a part of the staff accused its recently appointed new director, Ladislav Kudrna, of bossing and censorship.