People's Feat in the Great Patriotic War - Подвиг Народа 1941-1945

The digital archive entitled People's Feat in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945 (Подвиг Народа в Великой Отечественной войне 1941-1945 г.г.) is a unique open access electronic repository of primary documents about the history of the Great Patriotic war in the Soviet Union but the documents collected cover not only Russia, but also other ex Soviet republics for the same period. The project was initiated by the department of the development of information and telecommunication technologies of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. It aims to put on-line 200.000 archival files (about 100 million pages) from the Central Archives of the Ministry of Defence and various other Russian military archives. The primary goal of the project is to perpetuate and commemorate war heroes. Therefore, the first part “Archive of awarding files” includes orders of the Presidium of High Council of the USSR, and orders of military commanders regarding awardings of war heroes, lists of awards, names and short bio of awarded, and description of heroic acts. The second part “Archival Documents for the organization of military operations” includes documents related to war's operations: military orders, instructions, diaries, operational plans, reports, intelligence bulletins, directives, and maps of battles and military operations. The political nature of the project notwithstanding this is an important digital repository for historians. The project started in April 2010 and will be fully realized in December 2012.

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