WWll Soldier Database For USSR Posts 8 Million Records #russia #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen


The Memory of the People portal announced almost 8.5 million more records to the database, the largest database for documenting former USSR soldiers.  https://pamyat-naroda.ru/



The new collection adds:

·         6.2 million records from casualty cards and disease certificates

·         720,000 records of conscription and demobilization from the documents of military enlistment offices

·         154,000 records from name lists

·         338,000 records for soldier awards

·         267,000 entries from lists of buried soldiers and funeral notices

·         780,000 documents from military registration and enlistment offices regarding soldier losses.

For those unfamiliar with Russian to make the database less intimidating a video guide is available at:



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The database provides detailed information on soldiers that includes full name, date of birth, place of birth, location for call of duty, map of the individual’s battle route and awards received, with photos of awards and scans of original documents. Documents can be saved by clicking on the disk button on the bottom right.


To read Vera Miller’s excellent website about this database go to:  https://lostrussianfamily.wordpress.com/2021/04/17/more-than-8-million-records-posted-to-massive-world-war-ii-soldier-database-for-the-former-ussr/


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee