New Database Documents One Million WWll Russian Citizen Heroes Who Defended Moscow #russia #announcements #records

Jan Meisels Allen


The Russian Archives have been posting WWll records—the latest database is honoring citizens who helped with the defense of Moscow during the war. The database includes children and women and people from north of Moscow, the Yaroslav Region also received the medal. Over one million people received the For the Defense of Moscow medal.  The list of names may be found at:  If you use Chrome as your browser there is an English option.  Personal details on these people can include their birth year, political party affiliation, nationality, employer and work title.


 Award recipients can be searched by last, first or patronymic name (such as Nikolaevich for a man whose father was Nikolai). A list of recipients appears when a Russian letter is clicked on but that is not the complete list of recipients for each letter.

The database if free to use and does not require registration.


To learn how to use the database there is a video guide for those unfamiliar with Russian which can be found at:

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For tips using the database without knowing Russian see Vera Miller’s posting at:


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee