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New World War ll Russian Army Database #archives #russsia

Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

 

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is commemorating the 75th anniversary of World War ll’s Allied victory by creating a new database called Memory Road which contains photos of WWll Soviet Army veterans. Currently, there are over 302,000 veterans documented with their personal photos.  Each page on veterans has a link to the Memory of the People database which includes the millions of awards given to Soviet Army service people.

 

Memory Road can be searched by first name, patronymic name (honoring the father usually the middle name such as Ivanovich) or last name.  Go to https://foto.pamyat-naroda.ru/

Yes, it is in Russian, but if you use Chrome as your browser it will translate it. You can also use Google Translate https://translate.google.com/ or another translation service such as DeepL https://www.deepl.com/translator or go to Steve Morse’s website for translating Russian to English https://stevemorse.org/russian/eng2rus.html

 

According to an article in Lost Russian Family blog:  https://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/2019/10/19/new-wwii-soviet-army-database-gives-faces-to-veterans/ the best way to use the database is:

Copy the name in the box on the top right that says  найти героя

Open each result link in a new window. If you don’t, the website requires you to restart the search.

Copy and paste all text into one of the translation services mentioned above.

 

There is also the opportunity to upload and add a photo. Directions are included at: https://foto.pamyat-naroda.ru/about

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

 

dsyner@...
 

wow, thanks for sharing this.

do you know if they is anything close to this to search WW1?
thanks
David

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Hi David,

David asks if there are similar databases for World War l.

I only have what was in the original blurb including what is on the URLS mentioned.. If you go to the URL of Lost in Russia Family Blog which was in my posting:
there is a tab "free databases" click on that and scroll down to # 6 and #7 that includes World War l databases.

Jan

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

jnrollins@...
 

Thanks so much for posting this, Jan. I found my grandmother's brother, Isaak Klebansky, who was an ophthalmologist in the Soviet Army. It even included a photograph, which was instantly recognizable in comparison to earlier photographs I have on hand. This is the first document/index confirming my grandmother's statement that he served in the Soviet Army that I have ever seen, so it is very exciting.

Jane
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Jane Neff Rollins
Montrose CA USA

Surname -- Locations:
Kishinevsky -- Tiraspol
Zeilikovich -- Tiraspol
Sirota -- Tiraspol
Klebansky -- Slonim
Vatnik -- Slonim
Chernorudsky -- Berdichev
Pekler -- Zhitomir
Gumenik -- Zhitomir

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Thanks Jane, I am delighted that the posting was so successful!
Jan

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 3:18:48 PM PDT, jnrollins@... <jnrollins@...> wrote:


Thanks so much for posting this, Jan. I found my grandmother's brother, Isaak Klebansky, who was an ophthalmologist in the Soviet Army. It even included a photograph, which was instantly recognizable in comparison to earlier photographs I have on hand. This is the first document/index confirming my grandmother's statement that he served in the Soviet Army that I have ever seen, so it is very exciting.

Jane
--
Jane Neff Rollins
Montrose CA USA

Surname -- Locations:
Kishinevsky -- Tiraspol
Zeilikovich -- Tiraspol
Sirota -- Tiraspol
Klebansky -- Slonim
Vatnik -- Slonim
Chernorudsky -- Berdichev
Pekler -- Zhitomir
Gumenik -- Zhitomir