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My Russian is too poor to even reconstruct the title, but the site gives this synopsis in English:
This is the publication of documents illustrating foreign army POWs' (prisoners of war) stay on the USSR territory including: UPV-GUPVI of NKVD-MVD USSR system establishment and development; reception facilities organization; living conditions; labor assignment; identification and punishment of war criminals; repatriation and others. Chronologically the book embraces the period from September 1939 (first POW camps) till 1956 (repatriation of the last group of Japanese Kvantun Army POW). The collection includes documents from the State Archives of the Russian Federation (GA RF), the Storage Centre for Collections of Historical Documents (CHIDK), the former Special Archives, and the Russian Federal Archives Service.
The documents illustrate how the decisions concerning POWs in USSR were made by the government, elaborated by GKO and SNK-USSR Council of Ministers and carried out under the orders of NKVD-MVD USSR. Most of the documents given therein are materials from NKVD-MVD USSR kept in the State Archives of the Russian Federation.
The largest and the most important fund of this archivs is R-9401 s/ch «NKVD-MVD USSR Secretariat»). Following Register #1 the book contains the originals of orders, directives and other acts from narkoms-ministers and their deputies, correspondence with GUPVI on a number of problems. If some documents were not to be found in the original, they are published as authorized copies or in print following Register #1a. Many documents are from Register #2 that contains «special files» from NKVD-MVD USSR Secretariat with originals and authorized copies of reports, memos and other informative documents written in the name of Stalin, Molotov, Khruschyov. These informational material helps to show both the way legal acts were introduced and enforced and the acts themselves. There are many documents from the Main POW and Interned Persons Administration of HKVD-MVD USSR. The documents are kept in CHIDK. Legal acts and other materials illustrating migration of POWs in USSR; title, position and national composition of the POWs, labor assignment of the POWs and other information are used from fund 1/p «Central GUPVI Administration of NKVD-MVD USSR» (Register «a»), Registration Department («e»), labor assignment Department («i»).
The documents are conveniently grouped into nine thematic chapters. The first part includes the core documents which describe the imprisonment conditions applied to prisoners of war in the USSR and the attitude of the Soviet leadership towards POWs in general: two editions of «Statute of POWs» (1931; 1941), the report made in March 1946 by the USSR Minister for Internal Affairs Colonel-General S.N.Kruglov on issues facing MVD concerning POWs treatment and their use as labour force in post-war period. The documents of the second part deal with processes of creation, development, and curtailment of the USSR system of UPV-GUPVI NKVD-MVD in 1939-1953: organization of first camps and reception stations, development of the front and home front network, of central and local NKVD-MVD bodies in charge of camps for POWs. The third part «Registration and Imprisonment Conditions» contains materials on the systems of POWs registration, safety matters in camps, ways of POWs communication with their families, antifascist and political activity, other aspects. Separate parts are devoted to food and clothing provision; health care, death rate and burial procedures; use of POWs as labor force; camps' internal control, identification and punishment of war criminals; repatriation; some results of POWs' stay in the USSR.
Altogether the documents from the above-mentioned archives enable us to restore the history of POWs' stay in the USSR from the moment of their capture till their repatriation, and to understand the functioning of the GUPVI system, the attitude towards POWs on the part of the USSR, NKVD, GUPVI, camps' leadership and of some rank-and-file officials. A significant part of the materials found but not included into the book has been used in the introduction, commentaries and appendix. All the published documents are complete and unabridged.
The book is supplied with address to the readers, historical introduction, archeographic foreword, annotations to the documents, comments on the content, personal and geographic names index, a list of abbreviations. The appendixes include the Geneva Convention of July 27, 1929 on POWs treatment, published for the first time in the USSR; lists of the USSR NKVD-MVD camps for POWs of 1939-1951; a list of the USSR NKVD-MVD officials, mentioned in the documents, with their short biographies; tables and photoes illustrating various aspects of POWs' stay in the USSR.
Selecting the documents the authors took into consideration the fact that a number of books and monographs had already been published on certain issues. (For Germany against Hitler! Documents and materials on organization and activity of the National Committee «Free Germany» and the Union of German Officers. M., 1993; Khatyn, Prisoners of Undeclared War. M., 1997; The Russian Archives: The Great Patriotic War. Foreign War Prisoners of World War Two in the USSR. M., 1996. Vol. 24 (13) etc.).