How many Soviet citizens were killed in World War Two?

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Post by Art » 04 Feb 2008 17:18

Here is an answer of Krivosheev to the critics:
http://www.mil.ru/files/11_2002.pdf
If one filtrates slag, he made several points:
1. Regarding alphabetical database (Ilienkov's publication):
In 1988 the database was studied by TsAMO chief. He made a conclusion that among 14 507 296 personal records there are 1, 5 millions that contain information on men who stayed alive or were sentenced or who were accounted as dead or missing twice. Among registered as MIA are POWs who stayed alive (about 2 millions) and uknown number of men of redrafted from the liberated territory. The work with database had shown that it contains records of the men who actually stayed alive and on the contrary some dead and missing are absent in the database. So the database could be used as supplementary source of information, but not more.
2. Regarding Mikhalev's balance calculations: The difference between the number of men in the Armed Forces in June 1941 in different publications is due to 198,4 thousands men in construction units. So he wants to say that He took them into account, while Mikhalev and authors of "Handbook #1" didn't.

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Post by Art » 04 Feb 2008 17:19

thorwald77 wrote:Art, have you seen a reconciliation of Krivosheev's figures for each year of the war?

No, I'm afraid

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