In the Russian human rights society “memorial” has opened access to a database of 39 950 employees of people’s Commissariat of internal Affairs (NKVD) of the USSR in the period of 1935-1939 years.
Information collected in the Handbook of Andrei Zhukov, “the staff of bodies of state security of the USSR. 1935-1939”. The reference book contains short data on the NKVD, who received a special rank of the system of state security since their introduction in 1935 until the beginning of 1941.
The main source of information for the dictionary were the orders of the NKVD personnel. The Handbook includes the number and date of orders assigning spezzani and dismissal of the NKVD, the information about occupy at the time of leaving office, as well as information on received state awards.
Cover of the Handbook A. Zhukov “the staff of bodies of state security of the USSR. 1935-1939”
Information from the orders supplemented with biographical data from other sources – primarily on dead and missing during the Second World war and subjected to repressions.
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“The guide will be useful for those interested in Soviet history. Thus, in particular, the directory will be possible to attribute a lot of security staff era of “Great terror”, known so far only the names of signatures in the investigation of cases or references in memoir texts”, – noted in the Memorial.
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