Russia Military Records

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Military records identify people who served in the military or who were eligible for service. They may be very useful for genealogical research, especially the detailed service records of the 20th century. The Family History Library has some records of the Russian military conscription lists and other related docs of the 19th and 20th centuries. Use Familysearch.org and search the Family History Library Catalog for “Russian Military Records”.

Russian State Military Archive

Founded in 1920 as the Red Army Archive, the Russian State Military Archive was opened to research in 1990. As it contains a large number of files of foreign origin, among them papers relating to Jewish organizations, the archive is of high interest for non-Russian-speaking researchers. Most of these files were taken from libraries and archives from all over Europe to Russia by the Soviet Trophy Brigades in the aftermath of the Second World War.